The 21st Meeting of States Parties of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) was held in the UN headquarters in New York, the United States, Xinhua News reported on November 12, 2020. During the meeting, members of the committee were elected for the 2021-2024 term. Xia Jie, Vice-President and Member of the Secretariat of the All-China Women's Federation, was the person nominated from China and elected a member of the committee.
The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women is an important international document of the UN in the effort to eliminate discrimination against women and advance the equality between men and women.
The convention was adopted by the UN in 1979 during the 34th UN General Assembly and was enacted in 1981. The CEDAW Committee is an independent experts' committee established in accordance with the convention's rules. As one of UN's 10 human-rights-related treaty bodies, the CEDAW Committee was established in 1982. Its mandate includes supervising the committee's State Parties' implementation of the convention, reviewing periodic reports and making general recommendations. The CEDAW Committee is composed of 23 members. Each term lasts four years.
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