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UN Committee to review women's rights in: Cuba, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Serbia, Dominican Republic, Cape Verde, UK, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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GENEVA, Switzerland, July 3, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- The UN Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) holds its 55th session from 8 – 26 July.

The following countries will be examined:

9 July: Cuba

10 July: Afghanistan

11 July: Democratic Republic of the Congo

12 July: Dominican Republic

16 July: Cape Verde

17 July: United Kingdom

18 July: Serbia

19 July: Bosnia and Herzegovina

The above are among the 187 state 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 implementation of the convention.

The Committee will also hear from NGOs and national human rights institutions.

The sessions will take place from 10:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 17:00 at Palais des Nations – Room XVI.

Live webcasts of the session can be viewed on

The Committee's concluding observations will be made available at on Friday 26 July, after which interviews can be arranged with Committee members.

To learn more about the Committee on the Elimination of the Discrimination against Women, visit:

To arrange an interview with a Committee member, please contact Jakob Schneider (+41 22 917 9301 / [email protected])

For more information and other media requests, please contact Liz Throssell (+41 (0) 22 917 9434/ 079 752 0488) [email protected]

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