The IPU is organizing a Workshop on the role of parliamentarians in ensuring implementation of the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). The Workshop will take place on 19 October, from 9.30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the IPU Headquarters in Geneva, following the 139th IPU Assembly.
The aim of this Workshop is to provide MPs an opportunity to interact among themselves and with experts on specific CEDAW provisions that are relevant to their work.
All parliamentarians, men and women, are invited to attend. Delegations from parliaments whose countries have recently been reviewed or will be reviewed in the forthcoming sessions of the UN CEDAW Committee are strongly encouraged to attend and contribute to the debates.*
Simultaneous interpretation will be available in Arabic, English, French and Spanish.
* Countries that have been recently reviewed:
70th Session (2 – 20 July 2018): Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine, Turkmenistan
69th Session (19 February – 9 March 2018): Chile, Fiji, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Republic of Korea, Saudi Arabia, Suriname
68th Session (23 October – 17 November 2017): Burkina Faso, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Guatemala, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Monaco, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Paraguay, Singapore
Countries to be reviewed soon:
71st Session (22 October – 9 November 2018): Bahamas, Congo, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Mauritius, Nepal, Samoa, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
72nd Session (11 February - 1 March 2019): Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Botswana, Bulgaria, Colombia, Ethiopia, Serbia, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
73rd Session (1-19 July 2019): Austria, Bahrain, Cabo Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guyana, Mozambique, Qatar