The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women will hold its 54th session at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 11 February to 1 March 2013.
It will review reports presented by Pakistan, Austria, Hungary, Cyprus, Greece, Angola and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on how they implement the provisions of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
States parties to the Convention commit themselves to ending all political, economic, social, cultural, civil or other forms of discrimination against women.
The CEDAW was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 18 December 1979, and entered into force on 3 September 1981. Often described as an international bill of rights for women, the Convention both defines discrimination against women and sets up an agenda for national action to end such discrimination.