CEDAW Committee to Hold General Discussion on Women and Conflict and Post-Conflict Situations

The CEDAW Committee General Discussion will be held on 18 July 2011 at United Nations Headquarters in New York, Conference Room 3, located on the first floor of the North Lawn Building, from 10:00am to 1:00pm. The purpose of the general discussion is to commence the Committee’s process of elaborating a "General Recommendation on Women in Conflict and Post-conflict Situations".  The purpose of the general recommendation is to provide appropriate and authoritative guidance to States Parties on the measures to be adopted to ensure full compliance with their obligations to protect, respect and fulfil women’s human rights during times of armed conflict and in all peace-building processes, which includes the immediate aftermath of conflict and long-term post-conflict reconstruction.  For further information and registration, see:  http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/discussion2011.htm