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The General Assembly is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations. Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly meets intensively September to December each year and afterward as required to facilitate discussion on all international issues among all (currently 193) members.
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There are many disarmament forums at the United Nations. These include the General Assembly’s First Committee, the United Nations Disarmament Commission, United Nations Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons, Arms Trade Treaty, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, Conference on Disarmament, and others.
The Committee on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women is an expert body established in 1982 composed of 23 experts on women's issues from around the world.The Committee monitors national implementation of the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), also known as the International Women’s Bill of Rights. The Committee meets every year in at least two sessions of three weeks each.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is an intergovernmental body entirely dedicated to promoting gender equality and empowering women. Established in 1946, the Commission meets in New York in late February or early March each year to draft Agreed Conclusions or recommendations for strengthening gender equality, development and peace.
The Human Rights Council is an intergovernmental UN body made up of 47 UN member states which is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights and providing addressing and providing recommendations on human rights violations. It was created in 2006 and replaced the UN Commission on Human Rights.
PeaceWomen promotes the role of women in preventing conflict, and the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. PeaceWomen amplifies the voices and priorities of women and helps to empower women as agents of change in their communities.
The General Debate of the 65th General Assembly preceded the 10th Anniversary of SCR 1325. This year's General Assembly general debate took place from 23–30 September 2010, during which PeaceWomen monitored all statements for references to Women, Peace and Security.
Tuesday September 13, 2011 marked the opening of the 66th General Assembly, resided by his Excellency Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser of Qatar.
Tuesday September 13, 2011 marks the opening of the 66th General Assembly.
Did you know that just under half (45%) of country-specific Security Council resolutions from 2000-2012 include language on women and gender, and only about a quarter (25%) of countries have National Action Plans on implementing Women, Peace and Security commitments?
PeaceWomen participated in the Global Review on NAPs from 5-7 November. The aim of the meeting was to invigorate and generate momentum for scaling up good practices and applying more effective strategies for implementation of the women, peace and security resolutions at national and regional levels.
The General Debate of the 68th session of the General Assembly took place between 24 September and 2 October 2013. During the debate, the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the President of the General Assembly, John W. Ashe, and representatives from 195 member states and observers put forth their concerns, positions and priorities to the Assembly under the theme “Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage”.
Sam Cook & Felicity Hill
The 57th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) took place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from Monday, 4 March to Friday, 15 March 2013. This session focused on the theme of "the elimination and prevention of all forms of violence against women and girls." An outcome document was adopted on 15 March and can be read here.