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close this bookPassport to Equality (UNESCO, 1999, 40 p.)
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View the documentPreface by the Director-General of UNESCO
View the documentPreface by Angela King
View the documentIntroduction*
View the documentConvention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women
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View the documentConvention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women
View the documentThe States Parties to the Convention

The States Parties to the Convention

As at 15 January 1999, the following 163 States have either ratified or acceded to the Convention:

Albania, Algeria,* Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina,* Armenia, Australia,* Austria,* Azerbaijan, Bahamas,* Bangladesh,* Barbados, Belarus, Belgium,* Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil,* Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile,* China,* Colombia, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cd’Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba,* Cyprus,* Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt,* El Salvador,* Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia,* Fiji,* Finland, France,* Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Germany,* Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India,* Indonesia,* Iraq,* Ireland,* Israel,* Italy,* Jamaica,* Japan, Jordan,* Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait,* Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon,* Lesotho,* Liberia, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya,* Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg,* Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia,* Maldives,* Mali, Malta,* Mauritius, Mexico,* Mongolia, Morocco,* Mozambique, Myanmar,* Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands,* New Zealand,* Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan,* Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Korea,* Republic of Moldova, Romania,* Russian Federation, Rwanda, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore,* Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain,* Sri Lanka, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Thailand,* The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago,* Tunisia,* Turkey,* Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Kingdom,* United Republic of Tanzania, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela,* Viet Nam,* Yemen,* Yugoslavia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

* N.B.: the Stales followed by an asterisk expressed reservations, or made statements modifying the legal effect of the Convention, at the time of ratifying the Convention.

This passport was produced with financial assistance from the Ministry for Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, and in collaboration with the following institutions:

FAO
(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

HABITAT
(United Nations Centre for Human Settlements)

ILO
(International Labour Organization)

UNDAW
(United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women)

UNFPA
(United Notions Population Fund)

UNHCR
(Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees)

UNIFEM
(United Nations Development Fund for Women)

UNESCO

UNIT FOR THE PROMOTION
OF THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND
GENDER EQUALITY

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September 1999