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Election of the members of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to replace those whose terms are due to expire on 31 December 2010
15th Meeting of States Parties, 2008

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Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women

The plenary session will take place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in Conference Room 3 NLB (North Lawn Building).

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 (http://goo.gl/apKom), as well as fill-out and submit the “Application for Ground Pass” (http://goo.gl/I6396). 

All other observers should fill-out the Conference Registration Form in full (http://goo.gl/I6396) and send it by e-mail to the Secretary of CEDAW at cedaw@ohchr.org. This form must include all information in Section 1 including the permanent address (home address) as well as the address and phone number where the applicant will be staying in New York.  Section 3 must also be filled-out and shall include the full title of the national human rights institution, university or other affiliate (under “Name of Company”), address and telephone number. Section 2 shall remain blank.  The form must also be signed and dated.  

To receive the ground pass, all applicants, in addition to sending the form by e-mail to cedaw@ohchr.org, are required to bring the signed original of the Application for Ground Pass, a valid national passport or government issued photo ID bearing a photograph, 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.   

All requests for registration should reach OHCHR two weeks in advance of the session at the latest, i.e., by 25 June 2012. Applicants who submit forms that are illegible, incomplete or after the deadline may not be registered. Please note that OHCHR will not provide letters of invitation to observers to attend CEDAW sessions for the purposes of obtaining visas. In addition, OHCHR is unable to assist with travel and/or accommodation costs relating thereto.

The Committee, in reviewing reports submitted by States parties, accepts submissions by non-governmental organizations on the implementation of the Convention by reporting States. All submissions should arrive two weeks prior to the beginning of the session to the Secretariat of the Committee, i.e., no later than 25 June 2012.  Organizations that wish to submit information to the Committee may do so by submitting such submissions by e-mail to cedaw@ohchr.orgin pdf format indicating whether or not the materials may be published on the CEDAW website for public information purposes and also in hard copy to:

NGO Documents for CEDAW Meeting
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Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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New York, NY 10017

Telephone: (+1) 212 963 5931
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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. Non-governmental organizations wishing to make oral interventions at these meetings must contact IWRAW Asia Pacific 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. Participants making oral interventions must bring with them 35 copies of their statements for distribution to the Committee experts and interpreters.

General documentation:

CEDAW/C/52/1 - Provisional Agenda and Programme of Work

A C E F R S

30th Anniversary Event - Programme E
CEDAW/C/52/2 - Ways and Means A C E F R S
CEDAW/C/52/3 - UNESCO under Reports provided by Specialized Agencies to the UN A C E F R S
CEDAW/C/52/4 - ILO under Reports provided by Specialized Agencies to the UN A C E F R S
Schedule of dialogues E
NGO Participation Note E
NHRI Participation Note E
General Public Information Note E
Registration Information Note E
Results of the fifty-first, fifty second and fifty third sessions of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women E/CN.6/2013/CRP.1 A C E F R S

Statements:

Opening Statement by the Chair

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Statement by Mr. Charles Radcliffe, Chief, Global Issues Section, OHCHR New York Office
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Closing remarks of the Chair E

 

States examined, schedule and summary records

Core document and State report

Lists of issues and written replies

Information provided to the Committee
Delegation lists and statements
Concluding Observations
Comments from State parties to Concluding Observations


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BAHAMAS

CEDAW/C/SR.1057 & 1058

 

Fourth periodic report of States parties

CEDAW/C/BHS/4

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/BHS/5

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/BHS/Q/4

A C E F R S

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

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/BHS/Q/5

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/BHS/Q/5/Add.1

A C E F R S

List

CEDAW/C/BHS/CO/1-5

A C E F R S
 

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BULGARIA

CEDAW/C/SR.1045 & 1046

Combined fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh periodic report of States parties

CEDAW/C/BGR/4-7

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/BGR/Q/4-7

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/BGR/Q/4-7/Add.1

A C E F R S

List

CEDAW/C/BGR/CO/4-7

A C E F R S

 

Combined seventh and eighth periodic report of States
parties

CEDAW/C/GUY/7-8

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/GUY/Q/7-8

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/GUY/Q/7-8/Add.1

A C E F R S

List & Add.

Statement

CEDAW/C/GUY/CO/7-8

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INDONESIA

CEDAW/C/SR.1043 & 1044

Combined sixth and seventh periodic report of States parties

CEDAW/C/IDN/6-7

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/IDN/Q/6-7

A C E F R S

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

A C E F R S

List & Add.

CEDAW/C/IDN/CO/6-7

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JAMAICA

CEDAW/C/SR.1047 & 1048

Combined sixth and seventh periodic report of States parties

CEDAW/C/JAM/6-7

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/JAM/Q/6-7

A C E F R S

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

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/JAM/Q/6-7/Add.1/Corr.1

A C E F R S

List

CEDAW/C/JAM/CO/6-7

A C E F R S

 

Combined seventh and eighth periodic report of States parties

CEDAW/C/MEX/7-8

A C E F R S

Version as received from State party

CEDAW/C/MEX/Q/7-8

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/MEX/Q/7-8/Add.1

A C E F R S

AMDH, CUDH-UNAM &  Mexican Federation of University Women
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Amnesty International (for the session)
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CDD & CMDPDH submission (for the session)

CDHDF (for the session)

CDMCH & COLEM (for the session)

CEDEHM, JPNH & MUKIRA (for the session)
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Centro Prodh OMCT (for the session)

CNDH (for the session)

EQUIS submission (for the session)

FIAN International (for the session)

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children

Human Rights Watch (for the session)

Joint IDA, FPP & PI submission (for the session)
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International Disability Alliance submission (for PSWG)

Joint NGOs submission on abortion laws (for the session)

Joint NGOs submission on the status of girls, adolescents and women's reproductive rights in Mexico (for the session)

Joint NGOs submission (for the session)
EFS

OCNF (for the session)
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Red Mesa de Mujeres de Ciudad Juarez
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Sociedad Civil (for the session)
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Tlachinollan submission (for the session)

WHRD (for the session)
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List & Addendum

CEDAW/C/MEX/CO/7-8

A C E F R S

 

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NEW ZEALAND

CEDAW/C/SR.1053 & 1054

Seventh periodic report of States parties

CEDAW/C/NZL/7

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/NZL/Q/7

A C E F R S

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

A C E F R S

List

CEDAW/C/NZL/CO/7

A C E F R S

 

Combined fourth and fifth periodic report of States parties

CEDAW/C/WSM/4-5

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/WSM/Q/4-5

A C E F R S

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

A C E F R S

List

CEDAW/C/WSM/CO/4-5

A C E F R S

 

Please note that A C E F R S refer to the availability of documents in the official United Nations languages, which are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

Report of the Pre-session Working Group for the 52nd session - CEDAW/C/PSWG/52/1 - A C E F R S

 
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