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

CEDAW 40th Anniversary

74th session of CEDAW, Room XVII, E Building in Geneva, 21 October – 08 November 2019 Registration link

Submissions deadline: Monday 30 September
States parties to be assessed in the follow-up procedure during this session: Armenia, Bhutan, Burundi, Germany, Jordan, Italy, Kuwait and Ukraine

76th Pre-Sessional Working Group, Room XVII, E Building in Geneva, 11 – 15 November 2019

Submissions deadline: Monday 30 September

Women’s Rights and the 2030 Agenda
40 YEARS OF EMPOWERING WOMEN WITH A VIEW OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Recent Developments and Events

“Protecting and empowering girls and demanding equality”: Joint statement by the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women and the Committee on the Rights of the Child on the occasion of the International Day of the Girl (11 October 2019)

Five UN human rights treaty bodies issue a joint statement on human rights and climate change, 16 Sept 2019

Monday 18 March 2019 in New York: Side Event co-organised by CEDAW Committee and UN Women on the margins of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women

72nd session of CEDAW, 18 February – 8 March 2019

CEDAW side event: Panel discussion on"Strengthening synergies between CEDAW and Women, Peace and Security Resolutions"

Half-day general discussion on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration

Call for contributions: Draft General Recommendation on trafficking of women and girls in the context of global migration

Pre-Sessional Working Group for the 73rd session, Room XVI, A Building, 12-16 November 2018

Framework of cooperation between the CEDAW Committee and the Special Rapporteur on violence against women (SRVAW)

Joint statement by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), 29 August 2018

Framework of cooperation between the CEDAW Committee and the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict - Press release    

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