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CHAPTER IV
HUMAN RIGHTS
8 .a Amendment to article 20, paragraph 1 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women
New York, 22 December 1995
Not yet in force
:
see paragraph 3 of the amendment which reads as follows: "The amendment shall enter into force following consideration by the General Assembly and when it has been accepted by a two-thirds majority of States parties which shall have so notified the Secretary-General as depositary of the Convention".
Status :
Parties : 68
Text :
Doc. CEDAW/SP/1995/2.
Note :
The amendment was proposed by the Governments of Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden and communicated by the Secretary-General by depositary notification C.N.373.1994.TREATIES-8 of 23 January 1995 in accordance with article 26 (1) of the Convention. At their eighth meeting held on 22 May 1995, the States Parties to the above Convention decided to amend article 20 (1) of the Convention and adopted the amendment. By Resolution 50/202 adopted at its fiftieth session held on 22 December 1995, the General Assembly noted with approval the amendment.
Participant
Acceptance(A)
Albania
20 May 2011 A
Andorra
14 Oct 2002 A
Argentina
 9 Jul 2009 A
Australia
 4 Jun 1998 A
Austria
11 Sep 2000 A
Azerbaijan
23 May 2008 A
Bahamas
17 Jan 2003 A
Bangladesh
 3 May 2007 A
Bosnia and Herzegovina
10 May 2012 A
Brazil
 5 Mar 1997 A
Bulgaria
15 Sep 2010 A
Canada
 3 Nov 1997 A
Chile
 8 May 1998 A
China
10 Jul 2002 A
Cook Islands
27 Nov 2007 A
Costa Rica
27 Apr 2009 A
Croatia
24 Oct 2003 A
Cuba
 7 Mar 2008 A
Cyprus
30 Jul 2002 A
Czech Republic
30 Jun 2011 A
Denmark
12 Mar 1996 A
Ecuador
22 Dec 2011 A
Egypt
 2 Aug 2001 A
Finland
18 Mar 1996 A
France
 8 Aug 1997 A
Georgia
30 Sep 2005 A
Germany
25 Feb 2002 A
Greece
 8 Jan 2013 A
Grenada
12 Dec 2007 A
Guatemala
 3 Jun 1999 A
Iceland
 8 May 2002 A
Ireland
11 Jun 2004 A
Italy
31 May 1996 A
Japan
12 Jun 2003 A
Jordan
11 Jan 2002 A
Kuwait
23 May 2011 A
Lesotho
12 Nov 2001 A
Liberia
16 Sep 2005 A
Liechtenstein
15 Apr 1997 A
Lithuania
 5 Aug 2004 A
Luxembourg
 1 Jul 2003 A
Madagascar
19 Jul 1996 A
Maldives
 7 Feb 2002 A
Mali
20 Jun 2002 A
Malta
 5 Mar 1997 A
Mauritius
29 Oct 2002 A
Mexico
16 Sep 1996 A
Mongolia
19 Dec 1997 A
Morocco
31 Mar 2010 A
Nauru
23 Jun 2011 A
Netherlands 1
10 Dec 1997 A
New Zealand
26 Sep 1996 A
Niger
 1 May 2002 A
Norway
29 Mar 1996 A
Panama
 5 Nov 1996 A
Philippines
12 Nov 2003 A
Poland
23 Dec 2010 A
Portugal
 8 Jan 2002 A
Republic of Korea
12 Aug 1996 A
Republic of Moldova
21 Dec 2012 A
Singapore
30 Aug 2010 A
Slovenia
10 Nov 2006 A
Spain
26 Jan 2010 A
Sweden
17 Jul 1996 A
Switzerland
 2 Dec 1997 A
Turkey
 9 Dec 1999 A
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2
19 Nov 1996 A
Uruguay
 8 Jan 2004 A
Argentina

Declaration:
       The Argentine Republic recalls that the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands are an integral part of Argentine national territory and are illegally occupied by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, being the object of a dispute over sovereignty between that country and Argentina that is recognized by various international organizations.
       The illegal occupation by the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has led to the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of the following resolutions: 2065 (XX), 3160 (XXVIII), 31/49, 37/9, 38/12, 39/6, 40/21, 41/40, 42/19 and 43/25, concerning the question of the Malvinas Islands, all of which recognize the existence of a dispute over sovereignty and urge the
       Governments of the Argentine Republic and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to resume negotiations in order to find a just, peaceful and definitive solution to that dispute at the earliest possible opportunity.
       Furthermore, the United Nations Special Committee on Decolonization has repeatedly affirmed this position, most recently in the resolution that was adopted on 12 June 2008.

End Note
1.For the Kingdom in Europe, the Netherlands Antilles an Aruba. See also note 2 under “Netherlands” regarding Netherlands Antilles in the “Historical Information” section in the front matter of this volume.
2.For the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), and Turks and Caicos Islands.