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7. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

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This chapter talks about the convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women, which is adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations on 18 December 1979. It describes 30 articles agreed by the States Parties to the present Convention. The States Parties agreed upon the articles by noting that the Charter of the United Nations reaffirms faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person and in the equal rights of men and women, and by considering the international conventions concluded under the auspices of the United Nations and the specialized agencies promoting equality of rights of men and women. The States Parties also convince that the full and complete development of a country, the welfare of the world and the cause of peace require the maximum participation of women on equal terms with men in all fields.

Keywords: discrimination; fundamental human rights; General Assembly; international convention; States Parties; United Nations; women

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