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    296455

    UN commission proposes action to prohibit violence against women; China offers to host fourth women's conference - United Nations Commission on the Status of Women.

    UN Chronicle. 1991 Jun; 28(2):[4] p..

    Action to prohibit violence against women, ensure equal opportunities for disabled women and give priority to international protection of refugee and displaced women and children was recommended by the Commission on the Status of Women at its thirty-fifth session (27 February-8 March, Vienna). The 43-member body also launched preparations for the Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace. Fifteen resolutions, which also focused on women in vulnerable situations--including migrants, prostitutes and battered women--and the integration of women in development, were approved by the Commission. Most texts will go to the Economic and Social Council and the General Assembly for final adoption later this year. The Commission asked that discussions start on the possibility of preparing an international instrument that explicitly addresses the issue of violence against women. The first step should be to develop a framework for that instrument, in consultation with the Committee for the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). An expert meeting on this issue should be convened in 1991 or 1992, with the participation of CEDAW and the Committee on Crime Prevention and Control, the Commission specified. (excerpt)
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    296457

    Exploitation of women workers in family enterprises decried - United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

    UN Chronicle. 1991 Jun; 28(2):[1] p..

    Women who work in family enterprises without payment are being exploited, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) declared, calling for guaranteed payment, social security and social benefits for them. As it concluded its tenth annual session (21 January-1 February, New York), the Committee also recommended that the value of women's domestic work be added to countries' gross national products. Nations should provide information on disabled women and on measures taken to ensure equal access for them to education, employment, health services and social security. The 23-member watchdog body monitors how countries implement the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. (excerpt)
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    296458

    UNICEF pushes efforts to cut child deaths, hunger - United Nations Children's Fund.

    UN Chronicle. 1991 Jun; 28(2):[3] p..

    The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has made a "promise to children"--to try to end child deaths and child malnutrition on today's scale by the year 2000. The Fund estimates that a quarter of a million children die every week from common illnesses and one in three in the world are stunted by malnutrition. That broad goal, declared on 30 September 1990 by 71 Presidents and Prime Ministers attending the first World Summit for Children, includes 20 specific targets detailed in the Plan of Action for implementing the World Declaration on the Survival, Protection and Development of Children in the 1990s, adopted at the Summit. Among them are: one-third reduction in under-five death rates; halving maternal mortality rates; halving of severe and moderate malnutrition among the world's under-fives; safe water and sanitation for all families; and measures covering protection for women and girls, nutrition, child health and education. Other goals include making family planning available to all couples and cutting deaths from diarrhoeal diseases--which kill approximately 4 million young children annually--by one half, and pneumonia--which kills another 4 million a year--by one third. (excerpt)
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    085135

    Convention on the Rights of the Child. [Summary].

    United Nations

    In: Multilateral treaties, index and current status, 8th cumulative suppl., compiled by M.J. Bowman and D.J. Harris. Nottingham, England, University of Nottingham Treaty Centre, 1991. 81-2.

    The Convention on the Rights of the Child was ratified by Belize on 2 May 1990, Ecuador on 23 March 1990, Ghana on 5 February 1990, Guatemala on 6 June 1990, Sierra Leone on 18 June 1990, and Viet Nam on 28 February 1990. The text of the convention is reproduced in the Annual Review of Population Law, Vol. 16, 1989, Section 510.
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    085130

    Convention on Discrimination against Women. [Notice of additional parties, signings, changes in territorial scope].

    United Nations

    In: Multilateral treaties, index and current status, 8th cumulative suppl., compiled by M.J. Bowman and D.J. Harris. Nottingham, England, University of Nottingham Treaty Centre, 1991. 217.

    Grenada ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women on 30 August 1990. Trinidad ratified the Convention on 12 January 1990.
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    085128

    Status of Refugees Convention. [Notices of additional parties].

    United Nations

    In: Multilateral treaties, index and current status, 8th cumulative suppl., compiled by M.J. Bowman and D.J. Harris. Nottingham, England, University of Nottingham Treaty Centre, 1991. 125, 159.

    On 27 June 1990, Belize ratified the Convention and Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees.
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    085127

    Political Rights of Women Convention. [Notice of additional parties].

    United Nations

    In: Multilateral treaties, index and current status, 8th cumulative suppl., compiled by M.J. Bowman and D.J. Harris. Nottingham, England, University of Nottingham Treaty Centre, 1991. 128.

    On 22 February 1990, Paraguay ratified this convention guaranteeing the political rights of women.
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    085126

    Equal Remuneration Convention (ILO 100). [Notice of additional parties].

    International Labour Office [ILO]

    In: Multilateral treaties, index and current status, 8th cumulative suppl., compiled by M.J. Bowman and D.J. Harris. Nottingham, England, University of Nottingham Treaty Centre, 1991. 125.

    On 2 November 1990 China ratified this treaty providing for equal remuneration for the employment of women and men.
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