Draft Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women / : amendments
|UN Document Symbol||A/C.3/32/WG.1/CRP.6/Add.7|
|Convention||Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)|
1 December 1977
Thirty-second session Item 85 of the agenda
UNITED NATIONS DECADE FOR WOMEN: EQUALITY, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE
Draft Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination
New Article, following Article 8, discussed "by the Working Group at its 11th meeting held on 29 November 1977
The representatives of Morocco, the United States of America, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic proposed versions on a new article dealing with the participation of women at the international and regional levels. The text reads as follows:
"States Parties shall undertake to encourage women to hold posts in international and regional organizations."
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
"States Parties shall take all appropriate measures to ensure that women have an opportunity equal to men to participate in all positions in international organizations."
UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS
"To represent their governments and participate in policy-making at the regional and international levels."
UKRAINIAN SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLIC
The representative of the Ukrainian SSR suggested a version which in his view would incorporate these three versions. The text reads as follows:
"Each State Party shall undertake all appropriate measures to ensure to women on equal terms with men and without any discrimination to represent their governments and participate in the work of international organizations and in policy-making in regional and international levels."