Updates

Your gateway to all content to date. Search and/or drill down with filters to narrow down the content.

109 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
04 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (4 October 2017) – The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) have called on the Myanmar authorities to immediately stop violence in northern Rakhine State, and to promptly and effectively investigate and vigorously prosecute cases of violence against women and children.

17 Jul 2017 description

GENEVA (14 July 2017) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the combined seventh and eight periodic reports of Nigeria on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

20 Feb 2017 description

GENEVA (16 February 2017) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the sixth periodic report of Jordan on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

15 Feb 2017 description

GENEVA (14 February 2017) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the eighth periodic report of Ukraine on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

19 Sep 2016 description

Joint Statement by the Committee on the Protection of the Rights of All Migrant Workers and Members of their Families (CMW), the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

19 September, 2016

18 Jul 2016 description

Comité pour l'élimination de la discrimination
à l'égard des femmes

15 juillet 2016

Le Comité pour l'élimination de la discrimination à l'égard des femmes a examiné, aujourd'hui, le rapport présenté par le Mali sur l'application dans le pays des dispositions de la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes.

18 Jul 2016 description

Committee on the Elimination
of Discrimination against Women

15 July 2016

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the combined sixth and seventh periodic reports of Mali on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

11 Jul 2016 description

Committee on the Elimination
of Discrimination against Women

7 July 2016

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of Myanmar on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

01 Mar 2016 description

Le Comité pour l'élimination de la discrimination à l'égard des femmes a examiné aujourd'hui le rapport d'Haïti sur les mesures prises par ce pays pour mettre en œuvre les dispositions de la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes.

29 Feb 2016 description

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this morning held a general discussion on gender-related dimensions of disaster risk reduction and climate change.

Yoko Hayashi, Committee Chairperson, stated that Article 21 of the Convention provided the legal basis for the elaboration of general recommendations by the Committee. Today’s consultation was the first step in the process of elaborating a general recommendation on gender-based dimensions of disaster risk reduction and climate change.

26 Feb 2015 description

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the fourth and fifth periodic reports of Eritrea on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

09 Feb 2015 description

Attacks against girls’ education occurring with “increasing regularity” – UN human rights report

GENEVA (9 February 2015) – Attacks on schools in at least 70 different countries were documented over a five-year period, between 2009 and 2014, with many of the attacks specifically targeting girls, parents and teachers advocating for gender equality in education, a new UN human rights paper has found.

06 Nov 2014 description

Rights and plight of women asylum seekers and refugees brought into stark focus in new UN human rights paper

GENEVA (6 November 2014) – The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Thursday published a set of practical, authoritative guidelines designed to ensure that the specific challenges faced by women in situations of displacement and statelessness are addressed, and their rights are understood, applied and enforced.

05 Nov 2014 description

UN human rights experts set out countries’ obligations to tackle harmful practices such as FGM and forced marriage

GENEVA (5 November 2014) – For the first time, two UN human rights expert committees have joined forces to issue a comprehensive interpretation of the obligations of States to prevent and eliminate harmful practices inflicted on women and girls, such as female genital mutilation, crimes committed in the name of so-called honour, forced and child marriage, and polygamy.

14 May 2014 description

GENEVA (14 May 2014) - The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women on Wednesday firmly condemned the acts of violence against more than 200 girls who were abducted from their secondary school on 14 April 2014 during a violent raid by Boko Haram in the village of Chibok, Borno State, Nigeria. The Committee expressed deep concern about the fate of the girls, who have now been separated from their families for one month.

07 Oct 2013 description

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this afternoon met with representatives of non-governmental organizations to hear information on the situation of women in Cambodia, Tajikistan and Seychelles, whose reports will be considered during the second week of the session.

07 Oct 2013 description

7 October 2013

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women this morning held a half-day general discussion on rural women, in view of receiving inputs and contributions for its General Recommendation on rural women that it will start drafting in 2013.

12 Jul 2013 description

Committee on Elimination of Discrimination Against Women

11 July 2013

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the combined sixth and seventh periodic report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo on its implementation of the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

11 Jul 2013 description

Comité pour l'élimination de la discrimination à l'égard des femmes

11 juillet 2013

Le Comité pour l'élimination de la discrimination à l'égard des femmes a examiné, aujourd'hui, le premier rapport de la République démocratique du Congo sur la mise en œuvre de la Convention sur l'élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l'égard des femmes.

13 Feb 2013 description

12 February 2013

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women today considered the fourth periodic report of Pakistan on how that country is implementing the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.