The Convention on Biological Diversity and its Protocols

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) is an international legally binding treaty for developing national strategies for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. The CBD opened for signature at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro on 5 June and entered into force on 29 December 1993.  The Convention has three main…

Conventions & Secretariats

Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and its Optional Protocol was adopted on 13 December 2006 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, and was opened for signature on 30 March 2007. There were 82 signatories to the Convention, 44 signatories to the…

UN Women / CSW

The Commission on the Status of Women – CSW The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)  was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946 with the aim to prepare recommendations and reports to the Council on promoting women’s rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. The Commission also makes recommendations to…

CEDAW

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women CEDAW:  The Convention  and the Committee  The Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women