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Reference:  A/60/100  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

 
 

  Item 64:  

 

Advancement of women

Date of consideration:  11-13 October 2005

Third Committee report (59th session):  A/59/496  [ F ]  [ S ]  [ A ]  [ C ]  [ R ]

Documents:

A/C.3/60/11  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R] 

Letter dated 7 November 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Spain to the President of the General Assembly

A/60/38(Part I)  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, thirty-second session (Suppl. No. 38, Part I)

A/60/38(Part II)  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, thirty-second and thirty-third sessions (Suppl. No. 38, Parts I and II combined)

A/60/62-E/2005/10  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Letter dated 23 November 2004 from the Permanent Representatives of Canada, Jordan, Mexico, the Niger and Slovenia to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

A/60/79  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Identical letters dated 18 May 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Qatar to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly

A/60/111  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Letter dated 5 July 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

A/60/137  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]     A/60/137/Corr.1  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on violence against women migrant workers

A/60/165  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on the improvement of the situation of women in rural areas

A/60/206  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on the status of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

A/60/211  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]       A/60/211/Add.1  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Secretary-General on the in-depth study on all forms of violence against women, including crimes identified in the outcome document of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly

A/60/274  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Note by the Secretary-General transmitting the report on the activities of the United Nations Development Fund for Women for 2004

A/60/281  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services on the audit of the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

A/60/371  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R] 

Letter dated 21 September 2005 from the Permanent Representative of China to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

A/60/372  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R]

Report of Secretary-General on the future operation of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

A/60/444-S/2005/669  [F]  [S]  [A]  [C]  [R] 

Letter dated 24 October 2005 from the Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations addressed to the Secretary-General

 

Summary:

Elimination of all forms of discrimination against women

At its thirty-fourth session, in 1979, the General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (resolution 34/180). The Convention entered into force on 3 September 1981. As at 31 March 2005, 180 States had ratified or acceded to the Convention, 45 States parties to the Convention had accepted the amendment of article 20, paragraph 1, of the Convention, and 71 had ratified or acceded to the Optional Protocol to the Convention.

The General Assembly considered the question at its thirty-fifth to forty-fifth, forty-seventh and forty-ninth to fifty-first and fifty-third to fifty-eighth sessions (resolutions 35/140, 36/131, 37/64, 38/109, 39/130, 40/39, 41/108, 42/60, 43/100, 44/73, 45/124, 47/94, 49/164, 50/202, 51/68, 53/118, 54/137, 55/70, 56/229, 57/178 and 58/145).

Pursuant to resolution 34/180, the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women transmits to the General Assembly through the Economic and Social Council every year a report on its activities and makes suggestions and general recommendations based on the examination of reports and information received from the States Parties.

Pursuant to resolution 45/124, the Secretary-General submits annually a report on the status of the Convention (resolution 58/145).

United Nations Development Fund for Women

At its thirty-ninth session, in 1984, the General Assembly decided to make the United Nations Development Fund for Women a separate and identifiable entity in autonomous association with the United Nations Development Programme (resolution 39/125).

The General Assembly considered this item at its fortieth to fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 40/104, 42/63, 43/102, 44/74, 45/128, 46/97, 48/107, 50/166, 52/94, 54/136 and 56/130 and decision 41/426).

Pursuant to resolution 39/125, the Secretary-General transmits to the General Assembly every year a report on the activities of the Fund, under the items entitled "Advancement of women" and "Operational activities for development" (resolution 39/125).

Violence against women migrant workers

The General Assembly first considered this question at its forty-seventh session, in 1992 (resolution 47/96), and subsequently annually at its forty-eighth to fifty-second sessions and thereafter biennially (resolutions 48/110, 49/165, 50/168, 51/65, 52/97, 54/138, and 56/131).

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixtieth session on the problem of violence against women migrant workers and on the implementation of the resolution, taking into account updated information from the organizations of the United Nations system, in particular the International Labour Organization, the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations Development Fund for Women and the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women, as well as the International Organization for Migration and other relevant sources, including non-governmental organizations (resolution 58/143).

Improvement of the situation of women in rural areas

The General Assembly considered this issue at its forty-fifth and forty-sixth sessions, and thereafter biennially at its forty-eighth, fiftieth, fifty-second, fifty-fourth and fifty-sixth sessions (resolutions 45/175, 46/140, 48/109, 50/165, 52/93, 54/135 and 56/129).

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to report to it at its sixtieth session on the implementation of the resolution, addressing different aspects of the empowerment of rural women, including the impact of macroeconomic policy frameworks on their situation (resolution 58/146).

Elimination of domestic violence against women

The General Assembly first considered this subject at its fifty-eighth session, in 2003. At that session, it strongly condemned all forms of domestic violence against women and girls, and in that regard, called for the elimination of all forms of gender-based violence in the family, including where condoned by the State; invited relevant specialized agencies, United Nations bodies, regional intergovernmental organizations and non-governmental organizations to exchange information on the subject of the resolution; and decided to continue its consideration of the question at its sixtieth session (resolution 58/147).

In-depth study on all forms of violence against women

At its fifty-eighth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to conduct an in-depth study, from existing available resources and, if necessary, supplemented by voluntary contributions, on all forms and manifestations of violence against women, as identified in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly entitled "Women 2000: gender equality, development and peace for the twenty-first century", and to make the study available to all Member States and observers, as well as other United Nations stakeholders, and, on the basis of the study, to submit a report, with the study as an annex, to the Assembly at its sixtieth session (resolution 58/185).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly called upon all States to continue to intensify efforts to prevent and eliminate crimes against women and girls committed in the name of honour, which took many different forms, by using legislative, administrative and programmatic measures; and requested the Secretary-General to report on the implementation of the resolution in his report on the question of violence against women to the Assembly at its sixtieth session (resolution 59/165).

Also at its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly requested the Secretary-General to submit a comprehensive report on all forms of violence against women, including crimes identified in the outcome document of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, to the Assembly at its sixtieth session (resolution 59/167).

Future operation of the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women

Pursuant to its resolutions 45/175 of 18 December 1990 and 46/140 of 17 December 1991, the General Assembly has considered this question in the Third Committee biennially in odd-numbered years, at its forty-sixth, forty-eighth to fiftieth, fifty-second and fifty-fourth sessions (resolutions 46/99, 48/105, 49/163, 50/163, 52/95 and 54/140). Thereafter, the Assembly has considered the question annually (resolutions 55/219, 56/125, 57/175, 57/311 and 58/244).

At its fifty-sixth session, the General Assembly decided to establish a working group to make recommendations to the Assembly, for its consideration by the end of 2002, on the future operation of the Institute (resolution 56/125).

At its fifty-seventh session, the General Assembly requested the Institute to report to the Assembly, one year after the appointment of a Director, on its programme of work and on the implementation of the recommendations contained in the report of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (see A/56/907) (resolution 57/311).

At its fifty-ninth session, the General Assembly, welcoming the constitution of the Executive Board of the Institute, in particular the important results of its first session; decided to provide its full support to the current efforts to revitalize the Institute; and requested the Secretary-General to report to the Assembly at its sixtieth session on the implementation of the resolution (resolution 59/260).

 

 

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