UN women’s rights committee to review Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine and Turkmenistan
GENEVA (June 29, 2018) — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva fromJuly 2-20 to review women’s rights in the following countries: Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine and Turkmenistan.
The above States have ratified or acceded to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and are reviewed regularly by CEDAW on how they are implementing the Convention. The Committee will hold dialogues with delegations from the respective governments and will be briefed by NGOs and national human rights institutions.
The Committee’s dialogues with the delegations will take place in Room XVI at the Palais des Nations in public meetings from 10:00-13:00 and from 15:00-17:00 CEST. The schedule of dialogues will be as follows:
|Tuesday, July 3||10:00-13:00 Australia
|Wednesday, July 4||10:00-13:00 Cyprus
|Thursday, July 5||10:00-13:00 Liechtenstein
|Friday, July 6||10:00-13:00 Mexico
|Tuesday, July 10||10:00-13:00 Turkmenistan
|Wednesday, July 11||10:00-13:00 State of Palestine
15:00-17:00 State of Palestine
|Thursday, July 12||10:00-13:00 New Zealand
15:00-17:00 New Zealand
|Friday, July 13||10:00-13:00 Cook Islands
15:00-17:00 Cook Islands
Live webcasts of these meetings can be viewed here.
CEDAW’s recommendations, officially termed concluding observations, to the countries reviewed, will be published on 23 July 2018 here.
The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women monitors States parties’ adherence to 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 drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee’s concluding observations are an independent assessment of States’ compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty.