18 Nov: Third Committee Approves Text Stressing Critical Importance of Women’s Political Participation
Stressing the critical importance of women’s political participation in all contexts, including in times of peace, conflict and in all stages of political transition, the General Assembly would call upon all States to eliminate laws, regulations and practices that prevent or restrict women’s participation in the political process by a draft text approved by the Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) today without a vote. The draft text would also have the Assembly call on States to accelerate the achievement of equality between men and women and, in all situations, including in situations of political transition, to promote and protect women's human rights.

More information: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs//2011/gashc4031.doc.htm

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