COMMITTEE ON THE ELIMINATION OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

CEDAW Committee consists of 23 experts on women’s rights from around the world.

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Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Status of ratification on Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 

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See the maps on ratifications (PDF) of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women or its Optional Protocol

Upcoming Events

The opening of the virtual 77th session of CEDAW will take place on Monday, 26 October at 12:30 a.m. Geneva time (live webcast on http://webtv.un.org/meetings-events/)

Remote 77th session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, 26 October to 5 November 2020

New Date: CEDAW elections to take place on 9 November 2020

Due to COVID-19, the consideration of States party reports (constructive dialogues) has been postponed to future sessions.

The Pre-sessional Working Group for the 79th session will take place remotely and in closed meeting from 5 to 13 November 2020



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