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E/CN.6/1996/15


Commission on the Status of Women

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                                                                     E/1996/26
                                                                E/CN.6/1996/15
                                  United Nations

                        Commission on the Status of Women
                          Report on the fortieth session
                                (11-22 March 1996)

                            Economic and Social Council
                               Official Records, 1996
                                  Supplement No.6

                                                                     E/1996/26
                                                                E/CN.6/1996/15
                                 Commission on the
                                  Status of Women

                          Report on the fortieth session
                                 (11-22 March 1996)


                            Economic and Social Council
                               Official Records, 1996
                                   Supplement No.6

                            United Nations ~ New York, 1996


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ISSN 0252-0117


                                   CONTENTS

Chapter                                                                  Page

 I.   MATTERS CALLING FOR ACTION BY THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL OR
      BROUGHT TO ITS ATTENTION .........................................    1

      A. Draft resolutions ............................................     1

         I.   Palestinian women ........................................    1

         II.  Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women ........    2

      B. Draft decisions ..............................................     7

         I.   Renewal of the mandate of the Open-ended Working Group on
              the Elaboration of a Draft Optional Protocol to the
              Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of 
              Discrimination against Women .............................    8

         II.  Report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its
              fortieth session and provisional agenda and documentation
              for the forty-first session of the Commission ............    8

      C. Matters brought to the attention of the Council ..............     9

         1.   Agreed conclusions .......................................    9

              1996/1.  Methods of work for dealing with the 
                       implementation of the Platform for Action adopted
                       by the Fourth World Conference on Women .........   10

              1996/2.  Women and the media .............................   11

              1996/3.  Child and dependant care, including sharing of
                       work and family responsibilities ................   14

         2.   Resolutions and decision .................................   17

              Resolution 40/1.  Release of women and children taken
                                hostage in armed conflicts and
                                imprisoned .............................   18

              Resolution 40/2.  Integration of women in the Middle East
                                peace process ..........................   19

              Resolution 40/3.  Mainstreaming the human rights of women    20

              Resolution 40/4.  Traffic in women and girls .............   23

              Resolution 40/5.  International Research and Training
                                Institute for the Advancement of Women .   26

              Resolution 40/6.  Violence against women migrant workers .   27


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             Resolution 40/7.    Attainment of strategic objectives and
                                 action to be taken in the critical 
                                 area of concern:  women and the media     29

             Resolution 40/8.    Elaboration of a draft optional 
                                 protocol to the Convention on the
                                 Elimination of All Forms of 
                                 Discrimination against Women .........    30

             Resolution 40/9.    Implementation of strategic objectives
                                 and action in the critical area of
                                 concern:  poverty ....................    31

             Resolution 40/10.   Comments on the proposed system-wide
                                 medium-term plan for the advancement 
                                 of women, 1996-2001 ..................    37

             Resolution 40/101.  Reports relating to follow-up to the 
                                 Fourth World Conference on Women .....    46

II.   FOLLOW-UP TO THE FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN ...............    47

III.  COMMUNICATIONS CONCERNING THE STATUS OF WOMEN ...................    87

IV.   ELABORATION OF A DRAFT OPTIONAL PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION ON THE
      ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN ........    89

 V.   PROVISIONAL AGENDA FOR THE FORTY-FIRST SESSION OF THE COMMISSION     91

VI.   ADOPTION OF THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON ITS FORTIETH SESSION     92

VII.  ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION .....................................    93

      A. Opening and duration of the session .........................     93

      B. Attendance ..................................................     93

      C. Election of officers ........................................     93

      D. Agenda and organization of work .............................     93

      E. Consultations with non-governmental organizations ...........     94

                                    Annexes

 I.   Attendance ......................................................    95

II.   List of documents before the Commission at its fortieth session .   101

III.  Report of the Open-ended Working Group on the Elaboration of a
      Draft Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of
      All Forms of Discrimination against Women .......................   106




    	

 


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