Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW)

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

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URL: http://www.ohchr.org/en/hrbodies/cedaw/pages/cedawindex.aspx

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Founded

1982

History

Established in accordance with T-XT7996 - Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), as adopted by resolution 34/180 of the General Assembly of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN), 18 Dec 1979. Serviced by E-XK1312 - Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) at E-XE3343 - United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).

Aims

During its sessions: review initial and periodic reports, address concerns and recommendations in the form of concluding observations to the State that are party to the Convention in order to assess their progress in eliminating all forms of discrimination against women - defined in the Convention as any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field - and to promote equal rights of women and men.

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Structure

Committee (meeting 3 times a year in sessions of up to 3 or 4 weeks); Bureau; Secretariat.

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. The CEDAW Committee consists of 23 experts on women’s rights from around the world.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 1: No PovertyGOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

XE6009

Last News

2019

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