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UN women’s rights committee to review Finland, Armenia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Belgium, Ukraine, Honduras, Gambia and Switzerland

07 October 2022

GENEVA (7 October 2022) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women(CEDAW) will hold its upcoming session from 10 October to 28 October, during which it will review Finland, Armenia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Belgium, Ukraine, Honduras, the Gambia and Switzerland.

The above eight countries are among the 189 States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. They are required to undergo regular reviews by the Committee of 23 independent international experts on how they are implementing the Convention.

The Committee, which has received the respective country reports and other submissions from non-governmental organizations, will hold public meetings to review the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in the eight countries on the following dates:

Finland
11 October 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 17:00 (Geneva time)

Armenia
12 October 10:00 – 13:00
13 October 10:00 – 12:00

Saint Kitts and Nevis
12 October 15:00 – 18:00
13 October 15:00 – 17:00

Belgium
14 October 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 17:00

Ukraine
18 October 10:00 – 13:00
19 October 10:00 – 12:00

Honduras
18 October 15:00 – 18:00
19 October 15 00 – 17:00

Gambia
20 October 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 17:00

Switzerland
21 October 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 17:00

The above reviews will be held in Room XXIII, E-Building, Palais des Nations, Geneva. All public meetings are open to the press and broadcast live on UN Web TV. More information about the session, including reports submitted by the States and the full schedule of meetings, is available on the session webpage.

For media accreditation, please contact:
The United Nations Information Service in Geneva for application online

For other media request in Geneva, please contact:
Renato Rosario De Souza at [email protected] or
The UN Human Rights Office Media Section at [email protected]

Background

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women monitors States parties’ compliance with the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, which to date has 189 States parties. The Committee is made up of 23 members who are independent human rights experts from around the world elected by the States parties, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties.

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