23 February 2023, 13:00-14:30
Register start 10 February 2023
Register end 22 February 2023
The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) has recently announced that it will start working on the development and adoption of a new General Recommendation on the ‘Equal and inclusive representation of women in decision-making systems’.
Following the half-day general discussion that the Committee organizes on 22 February 2023, this event – co-organized with GQUAL, the University of Bern, the Swiss National Science Foundation and the World Trade Institute – intends to highlight the importance of the process initiated by the Committee with a broad audience of stakeholders and contribute to the discussion by engaging experts on a dynamic conversation addressing key issues related to the equal and inclusive representation of women in decision-making systems.
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