Launching of two new websites
New UN publication: Women, Peace and Security
A study submitted by the Secretary-General pursuant to Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) is now available online. Also available at the UN bookshop (ORDER ONLINE).
Round table discussion on "Women and Media"
The Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW) and the NGO Committee on the Status of Women co-sponsored a roundtable discussion on "Women and Media" in preparation for the forty-seventh session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), on Thursday, 17 October 2002, from 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at Conference Room 1 of the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Speakers included Ms. Thérèse Gastaut, Director of Public Affairs, Department of Public Information; and Ms. Carolyn Hannan, Direcor, Division for the Advancement of Women.
Forty-seventh Session of the CSW
The 47th session of the Commission on the Status of Women is scheduled to take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York on 3 to 14 March 2003.
Results of the 12th meeting of States Parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) which was held on 29 August 2002 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Expert Group Meeting on "Participation and access of women to the media and its impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women" will take place at ESCWA in Beirut, Lebanon from 12 to 15 November 2002. In preparation for the meeting, an online discussion will be held from 26 August to 27 September 2002.
Expert Group Meeting on "Information and communication technologies and their impact on and use as an instrument for the advancement and empowerment of women" will take place in the Republic of Korea on 11-14 November 2002. In preparation for the meeting, an online discussion was held on 17 June 2002 to 19 July 2002.
Exceptional Session of CEDAW
The Exceptional Session of CEDAW was held on 5 to 23 August 2002 at the UN Headquarters in New York. It considered follow-up reports of eleven States parties. Click here for more information.
New sub-item 7(e) on gender maintreaming was taken up for the first time at the 2002 ECOSOC substantive session on 18 July 2002.
A CEDAW Informal Meeting was held on 17 June 2002 with States parties to the Convention. Among the issues discussed were: National seminars/fora for exchange of views between members delegated by the Committee with all stakeholders, including the judiciary; and collective responsibility of States parties to ensure effective implementation of the Convention.
Ms. Charlotte Abaka, CEDAW Chairperson
Ms. Angela E.V. King, Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women
Ms. Carolyn Hannan, Director, Division for the Advancement of Women
"Update on CEDAW: Looking Ahead"
An interactive and participatory workshop on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, was held on 14 June 2002 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
Twenty-seventh Session of CEDAW
The twenty-seventh session of CEDAW was held on 3 - 21 June 2002 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The States parties whose reports were examined were: Belgium, Republic of Congo, Denmark, St. Kitts and Nevis, Suriname, Tunisia, Ukraine and Zambia. Click here for further information.
Habitat Executive Director meets with Ms. Angela E.V. King (14 May 2002)
ECOSOC elects new members to the Commission on the Status of Women
On 29 April 2002, the Council elected the following States by acclamation for a four-year term beginning on 1 January 2003: Algeria, Belgium, Bolivia, Canada, Congo, India, Nigeria, Russian Federation, Thailand, Turkey. The Council postponed to a later stage the election of one member from Eastern European States for a four-year term beginning on 1 January 2003.
For the list of the 2002 membership of the CSW, please click here.
Women's Anti-Discrimination Committee met in Sweden to discuss working methods
The Government of Sweden hosted an informal meeting of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women from 22 to 24 April at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in Lund, Sweden.
WOMEN GO GLOBAL CD-ROM now available
An easy-to-use, interactive, multimedia CD-ROM on the events that have been shaping the international agenda for women's equality. It offers women's groups, non-governmental organizations, educators, journalists, and governments a compelling history of the struggle for gender equality through the United Nations. Click here to order online.
UN celebrates International Women's Day on Friday, 8 March 2002
Click here for the highlights of UN events in observance of International Women's Day
Forty-sixth Session of the CSW
The 46th session of the CSW was held on 4 - 15 March 2002. Click here for information on the outcome of the session, including its adoption of two agreed conclusions.
Joint Declaration of the Special Rapporteurs on Women's Rights
The UN Special Rapporteurs on violence against women, its causes and consequences, and the Special Rapporteurs on women's rights of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights and the African Commission on Human and People's Rights met for the first time on 28 February and 1 March 2002, in Montreal, at a meeting organized by Rights And Democracy. Read the Joint Declaration [ ]
Twenty-sixth Session of CEDAW
The twenty-sixth Session of CEDAW was held 14 January to 1 February 2002, at the UN Headquarters in New York. Countries reporting were: Estonia, Fiji, Iceland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Sri Lanka, Trinidad & Tobago and Uruguay. Click here for the outcome of the Session.