The United Nations General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Elimination of All forms of Discrimination against women (CEDAW) on 18 December 1979. It entered into force as an International Treaty on 3 September 1981.
The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). It is the principal global policy-making body dedicated exclusively to gender equality and advancement of women.
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SWC CSW61 Report 2017 Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work Over the past few years, the SWC has sent a delegation to CSW to ensure that the issues raised by women in Scotland around the priority theme are taken to this international arena.