UN Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Lynne Featherstone Lynne Featherstone Liberal Democrat, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which people have been nominated by the Government for the UN Committee on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women since 1982; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Meg Munn Meg Munn Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

The Government have not nominated any candidates to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) since 1982.

The UK strongly supports CEDAW and believes that an effective treaty monitoring body is one of the best mechanisms to promote and protect the human rights of women around the world. We also welcome the positive contribution that other nationals from UN member states have to make in strengthening UN bodies and promoting gender equality internationally.

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