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UN women’s rights committee to review Hungary, Georgia, Norway, Tunisia, Bahrain, Mauritania, Slovenia and Costa Rica

02 February 2023

GENEVA (2 February 2023) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) will hold its upcoming session from 6 to 24 February, during which it will review Hungary, Georgia, Norway, Tunisia, Bahrain, Mauritania, Slovenia and Costa Rica.

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 organisations, will hold public meetings to review the situation of women’s rights and gender equality in the eight countries on the following dates:

Hungary
7 February 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 17:00 (Geneva time)

Georgia
8 February 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 17:00

Norway
9 February 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 17:00

Tunisia
10 February 10:00 – 12:00 and 15:00 – 17:00

Bahrain
14 February 10:00 – 12:00 and 15:00 – 17:00

Mauritania
15 February 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 17:00

Slovenia
16 February 10:00 – 13:00 and 15:00 – 17:00

Costa Rica
20 February 15:00 – 17:00
21 February 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 accredited 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.

ENDS

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Please apply online or contact the United Nations Information Service in Geneva at [email protected]

For other media requests in Geneva, please contact:

Vivian Kwok at [email protected]  or
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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