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The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women Founded: June 21, 1946 A Council of Promoters for Women’s Rights Established as a function of the Economic and Social Council by resolution11

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the united nations commission on the status of women
The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
  • Founded: June 21, 1946
  • A Council of Promoters for Women’s Rights
  • Established as a function of the Economic and Social Council by resolution11
  • Promotes the Principle that men and women should have equal rights in political, social and economical fields
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The United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
  • International Members

African States 13

Asian States 11

Eastern Europe 4

Latin America/Caribbean 9

Western Europe 8

the international convention on the elimination of all forms of the discrimination against women
The International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of the Discrimination Against Women
  • Founded: September 3, 1981
  • Convention of Representatives from each Member State
  • Established by the General Assembly of the United Nations
  • Promotes Equality of Rights for Men and Women
  • Members: As of September 27, 1999, 163 Countries have Ratified CEDAW
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CEDAW
  • Objectives of CEDAW:
  • To embody the principal of the equality of men and women
  • To adopt appropriate legislation and measures prohibiting discrimination against women
  • To establish legal protection of the rights of women on an equal basis with men
united nations development fund for women
United Nations Development Fund for Women
  • Founded: 1976
  • UNIFEM is an organization adopted under United Nations
  • An international force to insure women’s rights
      • Promotes women’s empowerment
      • Works toward gender equality
      • Ensures women’s place within decision making groups
      • Focus on creating a multilateral policy on women’s empowerment
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UNIFEM
  • Who was involved?
      • All contracting countries within the UN
      • There are twelve regional program advisors that oversee country projects and identify trends and issues that are affecting women
  • Why is it significant?
      • UNIFEM is an international police force for women’s issues
mexico city conference
Mexico City Conference
  • Founded: 1975
  • Conference to inaugurate the United Nations decade for women (1975-1985)
  • There were 133 governments who attended the conference
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Mexico City Conference
  • Why was it significant?
      • First UN conference that focused solely on women's issues
      • Created the world plan for action for the implementation of the the objectives of the women's decade
      • Concentrated on the problems from food, health, education, family planning, and political participation