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26 Jan 2011 description

26 January 2011

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has considered the combined fifth to seventh periodic report of Sri Lanka on how that country is implementing the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

Introducing the report, Kshenuka Senewiratne, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations Office at Geneva, said that following the 30-year terrorist conflict, the State had been compelled to assume an expanded and formidable task of maintaining national security, law and order.

24 Jan 2011 description

24 January 2011

Discusses Situation of the Rights of Women in Bangladesh, Belarus and Sri Lanka

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this afternoon met with non-governmental organizations to discuss the situation of the rights of women in Bangladesh, Belarus and Sri Lanka. As part of its work, the Committee invites non-governmental organizations and national human rights institutions to provide information and documentation relevant to the Committee's activities.

13 Jan 2011 description

BACKGROUND RELEASE

13 January 2011

Reports of Bangladesh, Belarus, Israel, Kenya, Lichtenstein, Sri Lanka and South Africa to be Reviewed

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Committee charged with ensuring that 186 States parties meet their obligations under a treaty that requires them to eliminate discrimination against women, opens its forty-eighth session next week at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.