UNITED NATIONS CEDAW MEETING IN GENEVA 4 – 22 JULY

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  • Maternal mortality remains unacceptably high – the vast majority of deaths resulting from pregnancy- or childbirth-related complications are entirely preventable from a medical perspective;
  •  In developing regions, one in nine girls are being married before the age of 15;
  • Globally, women represent only 22.7 percent of Parliamentarians;
  • The global percentage gaps between women’s and men’s labour force participation and average pay are each around 25 percent – or put differently, from 30 September until New Year’s Eve, women work for free;
  • And to boot, women spend 2.5 times more hours on unpaid and domestic work than men. ” 

Proposed Programme of Work

Monday, 4 July
10 a.m. Opening of the session, adoption of the agenda, organization of work, report of the Chair on activities undertaken, ways and means of expediting the work of the Committee
3 p.m. Informal meeting with non-governmental organizations
4:30 p.m. Informal meeting with national human rights institutions
Tuesday, 5 July
10 a.m. Combined seventh and eighth periodic reports of the Philippines CEDAW/C/PHL/7-8
3 p.m. Philippines (continued)
Wednesday, 6 July
United Nations holiday
Thursday, 7 July
10 a.m. Combined fourth and fifth periodic reports of Myanmar CEDAW/C/MMR/4-5
3 p.m. Myanmar (continued)
Friday, 8 July
10 a.m. Combined seventh and eighth periodic reports of France CEDAW/C/FRA/7-8
3 p.m. France (continued)
Monday, 11 July
10 a.m. Closed meeting
3 p.m. Closed meeting
4 p.m. Informal meeting with non-governmental organizations
5 p.m. Informal meeting with national human rights institutions
Tuesday, 12 July
10 a.m. Fourth periodic report of Albania CEDAW/C/ALB/4
3 p.m. Albania (continued)
Wednesday, 13 July
10 a.m. Seventh periodic report of Turkey CEDAW/C/TUR/7
3 p.m. Turkey (continued)
Thursday, 14 July
10 a.m. Combined eighth and ninth periodic reports of Uruguay CEDAW/C/URY/8-9
3 p.m. Uruguay (continued)
Friday, 15 July
10 a.m. Combined sixth and seventh periodic reports of Mali CEDAW/C/MLI/6-7
3 p.m. Mali (continued)
Monday, 18 July
10 a.m. Combined fourth to seventh periodic reports of Trinidad and Tobago CEDAW/C/TTO/4-7
3 p.m. Trinidad and Tobago  (continued)
Tuesday, 19 July
10 a.m. Closed meeting
3 p.m. Closed meeting
Wednesday, 20 July
10 a.m. Closed meeting
3 p.m. Closed meeting
Thursday, 21 July
10 a.m. Closed meeting
3 p.m. Closed meeting
Friday, 22 July
10 a.m. Closed meeting
3 p.m. Closed meeting
4 p.m. Public closing of the session

The reports that the Committee will review during the session as well as other documentation can be found on the webpage of the Committee.
More about the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and states parties you can read  here: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CEDAW.aspx

The Committee’s dialogues with the delegations will take place from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00 at Palais des Nations – Room XVIII. Live webcasts of these meetings can be viewed on : http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/.

For more information about the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women click here:

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

Source: http://www.unog.ch/

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