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E/CN.6/1997/9


Commission on the Status of Women

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                                                                  E/1997/27
                                                              E/CN.6/1997/9
                                  United Nations

                         Commission on the Status of Women
                         Report on the forty-first session
                                (10-21 March 1997)

                            Economic and Social Council
                              Official Records, 1997
                                  Supplement No. 7

                                                             E/1997/27
                                                         E/CN.6/1997/9
                         Commission on the Status of Women

                         Report on the forty-first session
                                 (10-21 March 1997)

                             Economic and Social Council
                               Official Records, 1997
                                  Supplement No. 7

                           United Nations - New York, 1997


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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.  Agreed conclusions on the critical areas of concern ......3

      B.  Draft decisions ..............................................3

          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 .............................4

         II.  Functional commissions ...................................4

        III.  Report of the Commission on the Status of Women on its
              forty-first session and provisional agenda and
              documentation for the forty-second session of the
              Commission ...............................................5

      C.  Matters brought to the attention of the Council ..............6

          1.  Agreed conclusions .......................................6

              1997/1.  Women and the environment .......................6

              1997/2.  Women in power and decision-making ..............10

              1997/3.  Women in the economy ............................12

              1997/4.  Education and training of women .................17

          2.  Resolutions and decisions ................................20

              Resolution 41/1.  Release of women and children taken
                                hostage in armed conflicts, including
                                those subsequently imprisoned ..........20

              Resolution 41/2.  Older women, human rights and
                                development ............................21

              Resolution 41/3.  Elaboration of a draft optional
                                protocol to the Convention on the
                                Elimination of All Forms of 
                                Discrimination against Women ...........23

              Resolution 41/4.  Violence against women migrant workers .24

              Resolution 41/5.  Traffic in women and girls .............26

              Resolution 41/6.  Mainstreaming gender perspective
                                into all policies and programmes
                                in the United Nations system ...........29

              Decision 41/101.  Follow-up to the Fourth World
                                Conference on Women ....................34

              Decision 41/102.  Report of the Secretary-General on
                                improvement of the status of women
                                in the Secretariat .....................34

 II.  FOLLOW-UP TO THE FOURTH WORLD CONFERENCE ON WOMEN ................35

III.  COMMUNICATIONS CONCERNING THE STATUS OF WOMEN ....................67

 IV.  CONVENTION ON THE ELIMINATION OF ALL FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION
      AGAINST WOMEN, INCLUDING THE ELABORATION OF A DRAFT OPTIONAL
      PROTOCOL TO THE CONVENTION .......................................70

  V.  PROVISIONAL AGENDA FOR THE FORTY-SECOND SESSION OF THE COMMISSION.72

 VI.  ADOPTION OF THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON ITS FORTY-FIRST
      SESSION ..........................................................73

VII.  ORGANIZATION OF THE SESSION ......................................74

      A.  Opening and duration of the session ..........................74

      B.  Attendance ...................................................74

      C.  Election of officers .........................................74

      D.  Agenda and organization of work ..............................75

      E.  Consultations with non-governmental organizations ............75

                                   Annexes

  I.  Attendance .......................................................76

 II.  List of documents before the Commission at its forty-first session 80

III.  Report of the Open-ended Working Group on the Elaboration of a 
      Draft Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Elimination of
      Discrimination against Women .....................................84








   	

 


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