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UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women to review: Bahrain, Cameroon, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Finland

By United Nations - Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women to review: Bahrain, Cameroon, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Finland
UN Committee on Elimination of Discrimination against Women to review: Bahrain, Cameroon, Qatar, Kazakhstan, Iraq, Sierra Leone, Finland

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 6, 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is meeting in Geneva from 10 to 28 February to review women's rights in the following countries:

Bahrain (11 Feb); Cameroon (12 Feb); Qatar (13 Feb); Kazakhstan (14 Feb); Iraq (18 Feb); Sierra Leone (19 Feb); Finland (20 Feb)

The above are among the 187 States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and are required to submit regular reports to the Committee of 23 international independent experts that monitors the implementation of the Convention.

The Committee will also be briefed by NGOs and national human rights institutions.

CEDAW's dialogues with delegations from the States parties will take place from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00 at Palais des Nations – Room XVII. Live webcasts of the session can be viewed on http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/.

CEDAW will hold a news conference on Friday 28 February at 13.15 at Palais des Nations in Geneva to discuss its concluding observations on the countries examined.

The concluding observations will be published on 28 February here: http://tbinternet.ohchr.org/_layouts/treatybodyexternal/SessionDetails1.aspx?SessionID=813&Lang=en