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UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to review Gabon, Azerbaijan, Ecuador, Tuvalu, Denmark, Kyrgyzstan, Eritrea, Maldives

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 10, 2015/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from 16 February to 6 March to review women’s rights in the following countries:

Gabon (17 Feb); Azerbaijan (18 Feb); Ecuador (19 Feb); Tuvalu (20 Feb);

Denmark (24 Feb); Kyrgyzstan (25 Feb); Eritrea (26 Feb); Maldives (27 Feb)

The above are among the 188 States Parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and so are required to submit regular reports to the Committee of 23 international independent experts that monitors the implementation of the Convention. The Committee will also hear briefings from NGOs and national human rights institutions.

CEDAW’s dialogues with the above States Parties will take place from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00 at Palais des Nations – Room XVI. Live webcasts of the session can be viewed at http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/.

The Committee’s concluding observations will be published on 6 March here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=901&Lang=en

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