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Election of Nicole Ameline to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (June 27, 2012)

France welcomes the re-election of Nicole Ameline as a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

Nicole Ameline, former French Minister for Parity and Equality in the Workplace, was first elected as a member of this Committee in 2008 and has served as Vice-Chairperson since 2011. Nicole Ameline’s re-election recognizes her commitment to and work within this Committee.

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women was established in 1981 to monitor the implementation by the States Parties of the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979 and ratified to date by 185 States.

France reaffirms that women’s rights are a priority of its foreign policy relating to human rights. It calls on the non-signatory States to ratify the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women and calls on all States Parties to actively cooperate with the Committee.


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