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A/RES/50/202


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23 February 1996

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Fiftieth session
Agenda item 165


           RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

        [on the report of the Third Committee (A/50/816)]


          50/202.   Amendment to article 20, paragraph
                    1, of the Convention on the
                    Elimination of All Forms of
                    Discrimination against Women

     The General Assembly,

     Recalling its resolution 49/164 of 23 December 1994 on the
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination
against Women  1/ and its decision 49/448 of 23 December 1994
on the consideration of the request for the revision of
article 20, paragraph 1, of the Convention,

     Noting the decision of the States parties to the Convention
on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
of 22 May 1995  2/ to amend article 20, paragraph 1, of the
Convention,

     Welcoming the call for broad ratification of this amendment
in the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on
Women,  3/ held at Beijing from 4 to 15 September 1995,

     Reiterating the importance of the Convention as well as the
contribution of the Committee on the Elimination of
Discrimination against Women to the efforts of the United Nations
to eliminate discrimination against women,

     1.   Takes note with approval of the resolution regarding
the amendment to article 20, paragraph 1, of the Convention on
the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women,
adopted by the States parties to the Convention on 22 May 1995;

     2.   Urges States parties to the Convention to take
appropriate measures so that acceptance by a two-thirds majority
of States parties can be reached as soon as possible in order for
the amendment to enter into force.


                                             99th plenary meeting
                                                 22 December 1995


                              Notes

1/        Resolution 34/180, annex.

2/        CEDAW/SP/1995/2, annex.

3/        A/CONF.177/20 and Add.1, chap. I, resolution 1, annex
II.

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