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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

All observers wishing to attend the above session must be duly registered.

Representatives of non-governmental organizations wishing to attend the session should register online and follow the instructions for registration and for obtaining a ground pass: Click here.

All others should fill-out the Application for Ground Pass (http://goo.gl/I6396), sign and date it, and send it by e-mail to the Secretary of CEDAW at cedaw@ohchr.org. This form must include the full title of the national human rights institution, university or other affiliate (Section 3 next to “Name of Company”) as well as the corresponding address and telephone number, the name of the representative (as the name appears on the national passport) and other information requested in Section 1. To receive the ground pass, all applicants are required to bring the signed original of the Application for Ground Pass, a valid national passport or government issued photo ID, and appear in person at United Nations Pass and Identification Unit, located at 801 United Nations Plaza at the corner of 1st Avenue and East 45th Street. The office hours are 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, Monday through Friday. Please note that applicants must bring their passports (or government issued photo ID) every time they wish to enter UN premises. The forty-ninth session of CEDAW will take place at UNHQ in New York in conference room 3 in the North Lawn Building.

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Gaynel Curry (Ms.)
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Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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Representatives of non-governmental organizations may also provide information orally on the States parties under consideration directly to the Committee at informal meetings scheduled for this purpose on 11 and 18 July 2011. Non-governmental organizations wishing to make oral interventions at these meetings must contact IWRAW-AP at iwraw-ap@iwraw-ap.org or iwraw-ap@yahoo.com, or the Secretary of CEDAW.

In addition, the text of the oral intervention must be provided to the Secretariat in advance of the meetings for interpretation purposes. In total, participants making oral interventions must bring with them 35 copies of their statements for distribution to the Committee experts and interpreters.

The Committee will hold a half-day general discussion and exchange of views on women in armed conflict and post conflict situations in an open meeting during its 49th session. The objective of this discussion is to gather input from various stakeholders for the purpose of elaborating a general recommendation by the Committee on the subject. The specialized agencies and other U.N. bodies, as well as non-governmental organizations, are encouraged to participate in the discussion and to prepare informal background papers as appropriate. More detailed information will be posted shortly.

CEDAW/C/49/1 - Provisional Agenda and Schedule of Dialogues

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CEDAW/C/48/2 - Status of submission of report by States parties A C E F R S
CEDAW/C/49/3 - Reports provided by Specialized Agencies of the UN A C E F R S
CEDAW/C/49/3/Add.2 - UNESCO under Reports provided by Specialized Agencies of the UN E
CEDAW/C/49/3/Add.4 - ILO under Reports provided by Specialized Agencies of the UN E
CEDAW/C/49/4 - Ways and Means A C E F R S
Note by the Secretariat to ECOSOC A C E F R S
Updated NGO Notes for 49th session and pre-session
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NGO Ground Pass E
NHRI Ground Pass E
All others Ground Pass E
Results of the forty-ninth and fiftieth sessions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women E/CN.6/2012/CRP.1 A C E F R S

Statements:

Opening Statement by the Chair

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Statement by Mr. Ivan Simonovic, Assistant Secretary-General E
Closing remarks of the Chair E

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COSTA RICA

CEDAW/C/SR.978 & 979

Fifth and sixth periodic
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CEDAW/C/CRI/5-6

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CEDAW/C/CRI/Q/5-6

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CEDAW/C/CRI/Q/5-6/Add.1

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List

CEDAW/C/CRI/CO/5-6

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DJIBOUTI

CEDAW/C/SR.991 & 992

Combined initial, second and third periodic reports

CEDAW/C/DJI/1-3

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CEDAW/C/DJI/Q/1-3

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CEDAW/C/DJI/Q/1-3/Add.1

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CEDAW/C/DJI/CO/1-3

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ETHIOPIA

CEDAW/C/SR.984 & 985

Combined sixth and seventh periodic reports of States parties

CEDAW/C/ETH/6-7

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CEDAW/C/ETH/Q/6-7

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CEDAW/C/ETH/Q/6-7/Add.1

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CEDAW/C/ETH/CO/6-7

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ITALY

CEDAW/C/SR.982 & 983

Sixth periodic reports of States parties

CEDAW/C/ITA/6

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CEDAW/C/ITA/Q/6

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CEDAW/C/ITA/Q/6/Add.1

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CEDAW/C/ITA/CO/6

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CEDAW/C/SR.989 & 990

Combined fourth and fifth periodic report of States parties

CEDAW/C/NPL/4-5

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CEDAW/C/NPL/Q/4-5

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CEDAW/C/NPL/Q/4-5/Add.1

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Advocacy Forum (for the session)

Amnesty International (for the session)

AWON (for the session)

Beyond Beijing Committee (for the session)

Center for Reproductive Rights (for the session)

FIAN Nepal (for the session)

HimRights (for the session)

The Equal Rights Trust (for the session)

WOREC Nepal and WILPF (for the session)

FWLD (for the session)

Tibetan Women's Association (for the session)

International Disability Alliance (for the session)

Migrant Forum in Asia (for the session)

FPP & NIWF (for the session)

National Women's Commission of Nepal (for the session)

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CEDAW/C/NPL/CO/4-5

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REPUBLIC OF KOREA

CEDAW/C/SR.987 & 988

Seventh periodic report of States parties

CEDAW/C/KOR/7

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CEDAW/C/KOR/Q/7

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CEDAW/C/KOR/Q/7/Add.1

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Amnesty International (for PSWG)

Joint NGO Report (for the session)

Korean Women's Association United (PSWG)

National Human Rights Commission of the Republic of Korea (PSWG)

Korean Women's Association United (for the session)

International Disability Alliance (for the session)

Migrant Forum in Asia (for the session)

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CEDAW/C/KOR/CO/7

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SINGAPORE

CEDAW/C/SR.993 & 994

Fourth periodic report of States parties

CEDAW/C/SGP/4

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CEDAW/C/SGP/4/ANNEX
E only

CEDAW/C/SGP/Q/4

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CEDAW/C/SGP/Q/4/Add.1

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CEDAW/C/SGP/CO/4/Rev.1

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ZAMBIA

CEDAW/C/SR.980 & 981

Combined fifth and sixth periodic reports

CEDAW/C/ZMB/5-6

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CEDAW/C/ZMB/Q/5-6

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CEDAW/C/ZMB/Q/5-6/Add.1

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Statement

CEDAW/C/ZMB/CO/5-6

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Report of the pre-session working group for the 48th session : CEDAW/PSWG/2010/49 - A C E F R S

 
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