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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 Palais des Nations in Conference Room XVI.

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 other observers should fill-out the Conference Registration Form in full (http://goo.gl/261iF) 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 (under "Delegation/Participant of Country, Organisation or Agency"),  the name of the country issuing the respective passport or identity document along with the number and date of validity; the office phone number and address of the institution, university or other affiliate as the case may be, as well as the e-mail number; the home phone number, address and e-mail in the case of a private individual; as well as the address where the applicant will be staying in Geneva. 

To receive the ground pass, all applicants are required to bring the signed original of the Conference Registration Form, a valid national passport or government issued photo ID, and appear in person at Palais des Nations, Security Entrance, Pregny Gate, 8 - 14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10.  The office hours are 8.00 am to 5:00 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 15 September 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 and national human rights institutions on the implementation of the Convention by reporting States. Organizations that wish to submit information to the Committee may do so by submitting such information by e-mail to the Secretary of the Committee at cedaw@ohchr.org in Word format indicating whether or not the materials may be published on the CEDAW website for public information purposes and also in hard copy to:

CEDAW Secretariat
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
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CH-1201 Geneva
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Representatives of non-governmental organizations and national human rights institutions may also provide information orally on the States parties under consideration directly to the Committee at informal meetings scheduled for this purpose. 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. Participants making oral interventions must bring with them 35 copies of their statements for distribution to the Committee experts and interpreters.

For more information in this regard, please refer to the below notes on participation by non-governmental organizations and national human rights institutions.  

Information:

For additional information in relation to the above, please contact the CEDAW Secretariat at cedaw@ohchr.org.

Accessibility to CEDAW documentation:

The CEDAW secretariat will provide documentation in accessible format for person with disabilities upon request.

CEDAW/C/53/1 - Provisional Agenda and Programme of work A C E F R S
30th Anniversary Event: High-level Panel on promoting and protecting women's rights in situation of conflict and post conflict: the case of French-speaking Africa E
CEDAW/C/53/2 UNESCO under Reports provided by Specialized Agencies to the UN A C E F R S
CEDAW/C/53/3 - ILO under Reports provided by Specialized Agencies to the UN E
Schedule of dialogues E
NHRI Participation Note
NHRI Statement
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NGO Participation Note
NGO Statement
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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 Ms. Navy Pillay, High Commissioner for Human Rights
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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


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CHILE

CEDAW/C/SR.1071 & 1072

 

Combined fifth and sixth periodic report

CEDAW/C/CHL/5-6

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CEDAW/C/CHL/Q/5-6

A C E F R S

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

A C E F R S

Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil (for PSWG) E and S

OTD IGLHRC submission (for the session)

List & Add.
1-2

Statements
E S

CEDAW/C/CHL/CO/5-6

A C E F R S

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COMOROS

CEDAW/C/SR.1083 & 1084

Combined initial, second, third and fourth periodic report

CEDAW/C/COM/1-4

A C E F R S

 

CEDAW/C/COM/Q/4

A C E F R S

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

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/COM/Q/1-4

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/COM/Q/1-4/Add.1
[The responses to the list of issues were not submitted by the State party]

 

 

List

Statement

CEDAW/C/COM/CO/1-4

A C E F R S

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA

CEDAW/C/SR.1077 & 1078

Sixth periodic report

CEDAW/C/GNQ/6

A C E F R S

 

CEDAW/C/GNQ/Q/6

A C E F R S

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

A C E F R S

 

List

CEDAW/C/GNQ/CO/6

A C E F R S

Combined sixth and seventh periodic report

CEDAW/C/TGO/6-7

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/TGO/Q/6-7

A C E F R S

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

A C E F R S

List

CEDAW/C/TGO/CO/6-7

A C E F R S

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TURKMENISTAN

CEDAW/C/SR.1085 & 1086

Combined third and fourth periodic report

CEDAW/C/TKM/3-4

A C E F R S

 

CEDAW/C/TKM/Q/3-4

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/TKM/Q/3-4/Add.1

A C E F R S

List & Addendum

Statement
E-R

CEDAW/C/TKM/CO/3-4

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/TKM/CO/3-4/Corr.1

E only

Consideration of the implementation of the Convention in the absence of a report

States examined, schedule and summary records

Lists of issues and written replies

Information provided to the Committee
Delegation lists and statements
Concluding Observations

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CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

[Postponed]

CEDAW/C/CAF/Q/5

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/CAF/Q/1-6

A C E F R S

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

A C E F R S

CEDAW/C/CAF/Q/1-6/Add.1

A C E F R S

Global Initiative to End All Corporal Punishment of Children (for PSWG)

Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (for the session)

 

List

Statement

CEDAW/C/CAF/CO/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 53rd session - CEDAW/C/PSWG/53/1 - A C E F R S

 
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