Election process  and role of CEDAW Committee members

Election process and role of CEDAW Committee members

Election process for CEDAW Committee members Members of the CEDAW Committee are elected pursuant to Article 17 of the CEDAW Convention by States parties from among nationals of that country. However, it is important to note that these members serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of any particular State party. At least three months before the date of each election, the Secretary-General of the United Nations shall address a letter to the States parties inviting them to submit their nominations within two months. When electing new members, consideration is given…Read more
Bandana Rana elected as expert member at UN CEDAW Committee

Bandana Rana elected as expert member at UN CEDAW Committee

Bandana Rana elected as expert member at UN CEDAW Committee (Source  June 22, 2016 16:20 pm, Republica) KATHMANDU,  June 22: Nepal's candidate Bandana Rana has been elected as an expert member at United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). With her election, she has become the first Nepali to serve in the CEDAW. The election held in the meeting of the state parties, who have ratified the CEDAW convention, Nepal's candidate Rana garnered 106 votes. Over two dozen candidates were in the fray for 11 posts of the committee to be…Read more
Joining the Dots – Regional Research

Joining the Dots – Regional Research

Exploring the economic empowerment of women in conflict affected areas combining UNSCR 1325, CEDAW, BPFA and MDGs To download the document click -> Joining the Dots Gender equality and women’s economic empowerment are essential to achieve effective and sustainable development; to foster vibrant economies and to promote peace and security.  It is important to recognize the unique contributions women can make as countries emerge from economic crisis, especially in conflict and disaster affected societies. We take this opportunity to share with you the findings of an Asia Pacific regional research inquiry conducted collaboratively…Read more

Solomon Islands cabinet refuses to approve UN report on women before CEDAW meeting

The Solomon Islands cabinet has refused to approve a report on women in time for its submission to a meeting of a United Nations gender discrimination committee. Solomon Islands is one of the few states party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women that has never submitted a country report. The permanent secretary for the Ministry of Women, Youth, Children and Family Affairs says cabinet has not explained its decision to withhold the report. But Ethel Sigimanu said this denies Solomon Islands the opportunity to inform the…Read more