Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

 
Date: 
Thursday, September 8, 2011
Type: 
Official documents
Abstract

On 18 December 1979, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. It entered into force as an international treaty on 3 September 1981 after the twentieth country had ratified it. By the tenth anniversary of the Convention in 1989, almost one hundred nations have agreed to be bound by its provisions.

The document is available at http://www.ohchr.org/EN/ProfessionalInterest/Pages/CEDAW.aspx