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The Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its causes and consequences, Ms. Rashida Manjoo, seizes the opportunity of the International Day on the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25 November) to present her approach to the mandate, both in terms of thematic priorities and cooperation with other mechanisms, with a view to enhance efforts to eliminate violence against women.

Pakistani sociologist Ms. Farida Shaheed has taken office as newly appointed Independent Expert in the field of cultural rights, one of the latest areas earmarked for special monitoring by the UN Human Rights Council. My decades of work at the grassroots in promoting human rights leaves me in no doubt that the right to cultural life and cultural development is an essential and inherent right of all individuals and peoples, said Ms. Shaheed, who was appointed by the Human Rights Council in October 2009.

Acknowledging and recognizing the hard work and struggles of many women who have walked with us to this point and paying tribute to those who have passed on, we, close to 700 women and girls  representing women’s movements from the Asia and Pacific Region, reaffirm the Beijing Platform for Action (BPFA) as a strategic document for women and girls empowerment, human rights, peace, human security and gender-inclusive development and as a key tool for advancing government’s commitments to the Millennium Development Goals. (MDGs)

تقرير تجميعي عن خطط العمل والاستراتيجيات الوطنية لتنفيذ منهاج عمل بيجين

اعتمد ونشر على الملأ بموجب قرار الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة 217 ألف (د-3) المؤرخ في 10 كانون الأول/ديسمبر 1948

اعتمدت وعرضت للتوقيع والتصديق والانضمام بموجب قرار الجمعية العامة للأمم المتحدة 34/180 المؤرخ في 18 كانون الأول/ديسمبر/ تاريخ بدء النفاذ: 3 أيلول/سبتمبر 1981

In April 2005, the Commission on Human Rights, in resolution 2005/80, decided to appoint, for a period of three years, a special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism. Like other Special Procedures, this mandate was assumed by the Human Rights Council (General Assembly resolution 60/251), and extended for one year, subject to the review to be undertaken by the Council (Human Rights Council decision 2006/102).

The Covention on the Elimination of all forms of Discriminations Against Women adopted in 1969 by the United Nations General Assembly is described as an international bill of rights for women. The Covention establishes an agenda of action for putting an end to sex-based discrimination.

الذي اتخذه مجلس الأمن في جلسته ٤٢١٣ المعقودة في ٣١ تشرين الأول/أكتوبر٢٠٠٠

La Convention sur l’élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination à l’égard des femmes a été adoptée le 18 décembre 1979 par l’Assemblée générale des Nations Unies. Elle est entrée en vigueur en tant que traits international le 3 septembre 1981 après avoir été ratifiée par 20 pays. Dix ans après son adoption, en 1989, c'est presque une centaine de pays qui se sont engagés à respecter ses clauses.