Women with Disabilities

Call for Nominations - UN Working Group-Discrimination Against Women in Law

The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) has called for nominations for the "Working Group on the issue of discrimination against women in law and in practice" established by UN Human Rights Council resolution 15/23 last month (more information here: http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=10405&LangID=E). We would like to encourage you to suggest candidates for this new mandate!

There are 5 vacancies for members to the Working Group, one from each region from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Caribbean and Latin America, and Western European and other States.

Entities that may nominate candidates as Special Procedures mandate holders include:

  1. Governments
  2. Regional groups operating within the UN human rights system
  3. international organisations or their offices (e.g. the OHCHR)
  4. Non-Governmental Organisations
  5. Other human rights bodies
  6. Individuals
Nominations for candidates, using the attached form, should be sent by December 3rd 2010, to hrcspecialprocedures@ohchr.org , or:

HRC Secretariat

c/o Fei Xing

Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Room PW 4-072

Palais des Nations

8-14 avenue de la Paix

CH-1211 Geneva 10

Tel: +41 (0)22 917 9604

Fax: +41 (0)22 917 9008

Mandate holders will be appointed during the 16th session of the Human Rights Council which takes place in March 2011.

Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)

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