Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women
55th session (8 - 26 July 2013)
The 55th 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 email@example.com. 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 a 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 to 17:00, 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 17 June 2013. Applicants who submit forms that are illegible, incomplete or received after the deadline may not be registered. Please note that OHCHR will not provide letters of invitation to observers to attend CEDAW sessions for purposes of obtaining a visa. 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 parties 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 it by e-mail to the Secretary of the Committee at firstname.lastname@example.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:
Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
52, rue des Paquis
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 should contact IWRAW-AP at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org, 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 should bring with them 45 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.
For additional information in relation to the above, please contact the CEDAW Secretariat at email@example.com
|CEDAW/C/55/1 - Provisional Agenda and Programme of work
||A C E F R S
|CEDAW/C/55/2 - Ways and Means
|Schedule of dialogues
|NGO Participation Note
|NHRI Participation Note
|General Public Information Note
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 55th session - CEDAW/C/PSWG/55/1 - A C E F R S