UN women's rights experts issue findings on Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Fiji and Marshall Islands


UN women's rights experts issue findings on Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Fiji and Marshall Islands

GENEVA / BANGKOK (13 March 2018) - The UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women has published its findings on Malaysia, Republic of Korea, Fiji and Marshall Islands, among other countries examined during its session from 19 February to 9 March in Geneva.

The findings cover how the respective State is doing with regard to women's rights, detailing positive developments, main areas of concern, and recommendations for action. The findings, officially known as concluding observations, can be found here.

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women is composed of 23 international independent experts, who monitor implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, ratified to date by Rights of the Child, ratified to date by 189 States

During its recent session, the Committee also reviewed the situation of women's rights in Chile, Luxembourg, Saudi Arabia and Suriname.

The Committee will next meet from 2 to 20 July 2018 in Geneva to review Australia, Cook Islands, Cyprus, Liechtenstein, Mexico, New Zealand, State of Palestine and Turkmenistan. More information may be found here.

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For more information and media requests, please contact Julia Gronnevet (jgronnevet@ohchr.org / +41 22 917 93 10).

CEDAW members are independent human rights experts drawn from around the world, who serve in their personal capacity and not as representatives of States parties. The Committee's concluding observations are an independent assessment of States' compliance with their human rights obligations under the treaty.

This year, 2018, is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the UN on 10 December 1948. The Universal Declaration - translated into a world record 500 languages - is rooted in the principle that "all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." It remains relevant to everyone, every day. In honour of the 70th anniversary of this extraordinarily influential document, and to prevent its vital principles from being eroded, we are urging people everywhere to Stand Up for Human Rights: www.standup4humanrights.org


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