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UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), adopted in 1979 by the UN General Assembly, is often described as an international bill of rights for women. Consisting of a preamble and 30 articles, it defines what constitutes discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.

The Convention defines discrimination against women as "...any distinction, exclusion or restriction made on the basis of sex which has the effect or purpose of impairing or nullifying the recognition, enjoyment or exercise by women, irrespective of their marital status, on a basis of equality of men and women, of human rights and fundamental freedoms in the political, economic, social, cultural, civil or any other field."  Website: www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/cedaw/index.htm
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List of issues and questions in relation to the combined eighth and ninth periodic reports of Mongolia

3 August 2015 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention, Eighth and ninth periodic reports of States parties due in 2014 : Mongolia

3 December 2014 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

Consideration of reports submitted by States parties under article 18 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women : combined 5th, 6th and 7th periodic reports of States parties : Mongolia

12 April 2007 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women: State Party Report, Mongolia

15 March 1999 | Publisher: UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) | Document type: States Parties Reports

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