Achieving equality in decision-making by 2030: What will it take?
The side event will aim to inform the new General Recommendation of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Committee) on Equal and Inclusive Representation of Women in Decision-Making Systems (GR40). As an authoritative interpretation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW Convention), GR40 will help build accountability and accelerate progress toward gender-equal and inclusive decision-making systems.
The side event builds on the longstanding cooperation between the IPU, the CEDAW Committee, and UN Women, as well as on the agenda and goals set as part of the Generation Equality Forum, especially its Action Coalition 6 on Feminist movements and leadership. Participants will hear from experts, gender equality advocates, and parliamentarians on the current state of women’s global representation, lessons learned, and how to achieve and sustain gender parity in politics and other spheres.
Conference room B does not have interpretation facilities and, therefore, this side-event will be held in English only.