UN Commission on Population and Development: No consensus document for the second time in three years

The 50th CPD took place on 3-7 April 2017 at the UN in New York. The theme was “Changing population age structures and sustainable development”. Despite weeks of informal negotiations and ten days of formal ones on a draft resolution that had been put forward by the Chair of the Commission, Ms Alya Ahmed Saif Al-Thani (Qatar), the member States failed to reach a consensus, and for the second time in three years, the session … Continued

UN Committee on Status of Women: Feminists call for #ReclaimUN and spotlight #MissingVoices

  The UN is ours, but it has lost its way. We need to get it back! A statement by the Association for Women’s Rights in Development and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: “As governments across all continents continue to adopt laws and policies curtailing civil society participation in democratic spaces, international sites have become even more critical to confront and hold governments accountable. The United States’ anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, and anti-Muslim travel ban … Continued

Statement: Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice

UN and African experts urge Sierra Leone’s President to save millions of women’s lives by signing the 2015 Safe Abortion Bill GENEVA (28 January 2016) – A group of United Nations and African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights Commission human rights experts* today urge the President of Sierra Leone, Ernest Bai Koroma, to sign the 2015 Safe Abortion Bill for it to enter into force without further delay. They warned that reluctance towards the … Continued

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