UN: Resolution - Elimination of Crimes Committed against Women and Girls in the Name of Honour

Leylâ Pervizat, Feminist Researcher
The UN General Assembly Third Committee resolution titled Working Towards Elimination of Crimes Committed Against Women and Girls in the Name of Honour is adopted this year again at the 59th Session in New York City.
The traditional main sponsor is the Netherlands but because of European Union Presidency of the Netherlands, this time the resolution was main sponsored by Turkey and United Kingdom.
The resolution also has 8 new co-sponsors from the Organisation of Islamic Countries.

The List of Co-sponsors:

Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Brazil, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Canada, Cape Verde, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Romania, San Marino, Serbia and Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela.

Read the Resolution at www.wluml.org/english/news/UN-res-L-25.pdf