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Described as an international bill of rights for women, it was instituted on 3 September and has been ratified by states. The United States and Palau have signed, but not ratified the treaty. The Convention has a similar format to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination , "both with regard to the scope of its substantive obligations and its international monitoring mechanisms".
- C190 - Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190)
- Australia's next national action plan on women, peace and security
- United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
The international community has applied the principle of gender equality since the United Nations was founded in It is enshrined in the UN Charter. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights of also contains the principle that no distinction shall be made "on account of sex".
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C190 - Violence and Harassment Convention, 2019 (No. 190)
The resolution acknowledged the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women and girls. It calls for the adoption of a gender perspective to consider the special needs of women and girls during conflict, repatriation and resettlement , rehabilitation, reintegration , and post-conflict reconstruction. Resolution was the first formal and legal document from the Security Council that required parties in a conflict to prevent violations of women's rights , to support women's participation in peace negotiations and in post-conflict reconstruction, and to protect women and girls from wartime sexual violence. It was also the first United Nations Security Council resolution to specifically mention the impact of conflict on women. The observations highlight how the Council considers the issue of women and armed conflict important to international peace and security.
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This webpage contains international standards concerning topic: Gender Equality, organization: United Nations. Date: , en, pdf. International Standards This webpage contains international standards concerning topic: Gender Equality, organization: United Nations. Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action Date: , en, pdf. Universal Declaration of Human Rights Date: , en, pdf. Convention concerning Discrimination in respect of Employment and Occupation , in force Date: , en, pdf. Charter of the United Nations Date: , en, pdf.
Australia's next national action plan on women, peace and security
The Registration Convention was considered and negotiated by the Legal Subcommittee from Building upon the desire expressed by States in the Outer Space Treaty , the Rescue Agreement and the Liability Convention to make provision for a mechanism that provided States with a means to assist in the identification of space objects, the Registration Convention expanded the scope of the United Nations Register of Objects Launched into Outer Space that had been established by resolution B XVI of December and addressed issues relating to States Parties responsibilities concerning their space objects. The Secretary-General was, once again, requested to maintain the Register and ensure full and open access to the information provided by States and international intergovernmental organizations. For more information on registration of space objects with the Secretary-General, please click here.
SCR marked the first time the Security Council addressed the disproportionate and unique impact of armed conflict on women; recognized the under-valued and under-utilized contributions women make to conflict prevention, peacekeeping, conflict resolution, and peace-building. Resolutions and are focused on the theme of the Protection of Civilians in Armed Conflict. Each month the Presidency of the Security Council rotates alphabetically, giving each of the fifteen members an opportunity to facilitate discussions and guide the deliberations of the Council. The country holding the Presidency has the prerogative to propose thematic debates and open sessions of the Council that invites the other UN Member States to contribute to the Security Council's deliberations on a particular topic, with the concurrence of other members. The twenty-third Special Session of the General Assembly is also known as "Beijing Plus Five" and brought governments together in , five years after the Beijing conference to examine "further actions and initiatives to implement the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325
Adopted in October , this resolution creates stronger measures to include women in peace-processes and calls for regular briefings and reports on Women, Peace and Security issues to various organizations and members of the United Nations. Furthermore, this resolution states that in moving forward, the Security Council and United Nations missions will increase their attention to issues on Women, Peace and Security, and when establishing or renewing mandates to include provisions that promote gender equality and female empowerment. Reaffirming its commitment to the continuing and full implementation, in a mutually reinforcing manner, of resolutions , , , , and and all relevant statements of its President,. Recalling the commitments of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and reaffirming the obligations of States Parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, the Optional Protocol thereto, and urging States that have not yet done so to consider ratifying or acceding to them,.
Calls on the Council to urgently conclude the EU ratification of the Istanbul Convention on the basis of a broad accession without any limitations, and to advocate its ratification by all the Member States; calls on the Council and the Commission to ensure the full integration of the Convention into the EU legislative and policy framework; recalls that EU accession to the Istanbul Convention does not exempt Member States from national ratification of the Convention; calls on the Member States to speed up negotiations on the ratification and implementation of the Istanbul Convention and calls, in particular, on Bulgaria, Czechia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Slovakia and the United Kingdom that have signed but not ratified the Convention to do so without delay;. Strongly condemns the attempts in some Member States to revoke measures already taken in implementing the Istanbul Convention and in combating violence against women;. Stresses that the Istanbul Convention remains the international standard and key tool to eradicate the scourge of gender-based violence by following a holistic, comprehensive and coordinated approach placing the rights of the victim at the centre, by addressing the issues of violence against women and girls and gender-based violence, including domestic violence, from a wide range of perspectives, by providing for measures such as the prevention of violence, the fight against discrimination, through criminal law measures to combat impunity, through victim protection and support, the protection of children, the protection of women asylum seekers and refugees, by the introduction of risk assessment procedures and risk estimation and better data collection, as well as through awareness-raising campaigns or programmes, including in cooperation with national human rights and equality bodies, civil society and NGOs;.
The purpose of the "special measures", which are 'temporary' is " to accelerate the improvement of the position of women to achieve their "substantive equality with men, and to effect the structural, social and cultural changes necessary to correct past and current forms and effects of discrimination against women, as well as to provide them with compensation. The UN Committee on CEDAW in its general recommendations number 25 commended the Secretary General on his initiative to implement 'temporary special measures', noting "The use of temporary special measures by the Secretary-General of the United Nations is a practical example in the area of women's employment, including through administrative instructions on the recruitment, promotion and placement of women in the Secretariat. Gender equality in the United Nations UN , particularly at managerial and decision-making positions at the D-1 level and above level, has been a United Nations General Assembly goal since and a recurring concern since then. Women's representation in the UN secretariat, at the D1 level, in , was The representation of women in in the secretariat at D2 level was Reasons most frequently cited for failure to meet the General Assembly targets for Gender Equality, and slide in women's representation at the D1 and above level, according to the Secretary General, are: [a] failure by some "entities" in the "implementation of special measures for gender equality", and [b] tardy implementation of five year Actions Plans [para ]. This goal applies throughout the Organization, and in every department, office or regional commission, overall and at each level.
The third and fourth resolutions, SCR and SCR , were adopted in to strengthen elements of the previously adopted resolutions. Specifically, SCR is focused on post-conflict peacebuilding, and in particular calls for the development of indicators to measure the implementation of SCR both within the UN system, and by Member States. The Security Council unanimously adopted resolution , the full text of which reads as follows:.