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April 20, 2018, 3:05 p.m.
Countries: Fiji
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Out of the 55 diplomatic posts in 18 missions located in 16 countries around the globe, 30 per cent are held by women" (17).
April 14, 2018, 3:43 p.m.
Countries: Switzerland
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned about the limited participation and inclusion of women in peace processes" (Pg 5).
April 11, 2018, 9:23 a.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"For instance, of the country’s 29 ambassadors in 2013, only 6 (20 per cent) were women" (22).
April 7, 2018, 11:16 a.m.
Countries: Brunei
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is concerned at the low participation of women in political and public life, in particular their low representation in decision-making positions at all levels, including in the State Legislative Council (6 per cent), at the ministerial level (12 per cent) and among heads of overseas missions of the foreign service (15 percent), owing to persistent traditional and patriarchal attitudes regarding the role of women in society. The Committee is also concerned at the lack of policies and measures, including temporary special measures, to increase the participation of women in political and public life" (Pg 6-7)
April 6, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Kuwait
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The wish of the State of Kuwait to empower women to represent the Government at international level and in the work of international organizations stems from a belief in the outstanding capacities and capabilities displayed by Kuwaiti women when assuming the responsibilities of representing the Government in international quarters. This wish took concrete form in 2014 when the door was opened to Kuwaiti women to join the diplomatic corps (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) on the same terms and conditions as men. It is worth noting here that Kuwaiti women hold the position of ambassador of their country abroad and that women are almost as well represented as men among the ...more
April 3, 2018, 10:42 p.m.
Countries: Madagascar
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee commends the State party on its high-level delegation, which was headed by the Minister of Justice, Noeline Ramanantenasoa, and included representatives of the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Population, Social Protection and Promotion of Women, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Education and the Permanent Mission of Madagascar to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva" (page 1). "The Committee remains concerned at the low representation of women in decision-making positions, in particular in the diplomatic service (ambassadors: 0 per cent) and in other international organizations . . . The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) . . . ensure ...more
April 2, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: France
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Sylvie Goulard is defence minister while Olympic fencing champion Laura Flessel is sports minister" (para 2). "He delivered on his pledge of a cabinet of parity - though only one of the top five posts, that of defence, went to a woman" (para 9).
April 2, 2018, 8:19 a.m.
Countries: Bolivia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"It is also concerned about the low representation of women in the judiciary and the foreign service of the State party" (8).
March 28, 2018, 10:04 a.m.
Countries: Uzbekistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"While noting the slight increase in the number of women elected as heads of mahalla, the Committee remains concerned at the low percentage of women in political and public life, in particular in decision-making positions, including the decline of women’s representation in...the diplomatic service (only 3 per cent of ambassadors are women)" (6).
March 23, 2018, 1:50 p.m.
Countries: Burundi
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The representation of women in decision-making for a set by the Constitution at at least 30%, as well as in the peacekeeping missions" (13). "The Committee reminded the Burundian State “to ensure that the truth and reconciliation process is conducted in compliance with the provisions of the Convention and that women are involved in the process on an equal footing with men, in accordance with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)” (Paragraph 16). Women have had ample participation, through the transitional justice mechanisms, in the reconciliation process under way, particularly in the stages already completed, i.e., the Tripartite Commission for organizing nationwide consultations regarding those mechanisms and in the consultations themselves, ...more
March 21, 2018, 5:20 p.m.
Countries: Namibia
Variables: GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-4

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which was headed by the Minister of Gender Equality and Child Welfare, Doreen Sioka, and included representatives of the Ministry of Health and Social Services, the Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture, the Ministry of International Relations and Cooperation and the Permanent Mission of Namibia to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva" (page 1) (Coder comment: Doreen Sioka is a woman - ARR).
March 20, 2018, 1:29 p.m.
Countries: Gambia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee commends the State party on its delegation, which was headed by the Acting Deputy Solicitor General and Curator of Intestate Estates, Isatou Alwar Graham, and included representatives of the Office of the Vice-President and the National Women’s Bureau" (page 1) (Coder comment: Isatou Alwar Graham is a woman - ARR).
March 17, 2018, 1:48 p.m.
Countries: El Salvador
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Executive Decree No. 74 created the “National Committee for implementing Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) and subsequent resolutions on women, peace and security,” geared to putting forward policies and standards that ensure compliance with said resolutions and ensuring increased representation by women at all decision-making levels in national, regional and international institutions and mechanisms for the prevention, management, and resolution of conflicts" (11). "Women officials of the Foreign Ministry have represented the country at hearings before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights in the context of cases relating to El Salvador before these fora" (24). "Moreover, it is reported that a large number ...more
March 14, 2018, 6:54 p.m.
Countries: Senegal

"The Committee welcomes the adoption of Law No. 2010-11 of 28 May 2010 on parity between women and men in entirely or partially elective bodies. It also welcomes the increase in the representation of women in the National Assembly to 43 per cent and to 47.2 per cent in the recent local elections. The Committee remains concerned, however, that Act No. 2010-11 was not implemented during the local elections in Touba in 2013 and that women continue to face obstacles to successfully running for various functions, especially in farmers’ associations. It is also concerned about the continued low participation of women in other areas of political and public life, such ...more
March 14, 2018, 12:08 p.m.
Countries: Swaziland
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee commends the State party for its delegation, which was headed by the Principal Secretary in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, Khangeziwe Mabuza. The delegation included representatives of the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and the Permanent Mission of Swaziland to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva" (page 1) (Coder comment: Khangeziwe Mabuza is a woman - ARR). "The Committee is concerned that, notwithstanding the constitutional provision that sets a goal of achieving at least 30 per cent representation of women in Parliament, women remain underrepresented at decision-making levels, including in Parliament, the judiciary and the diplomatic service. The Committee is particularly ...more
March 13, 2018, 10:57 p.m.
Countries: Norway
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Norway supports local women’s organizations financially, directly or through Norwegian partners. Norway promotes and calls for the participation of women and women’s organizations in peace processes and post-conflict reconstruction processes, particularly where Norway has an active role" (8). "In 2015, the objective of equal representation of men and women at ambassadorial level was almost achieved (49 per cent). Women are close to being equally represented at the mid, higher and highest levels of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs payroll (57 per cent, 47 per cent and 42 per cent, respectively). Women are in the majority among Norwegian trainees in Norwegian embassies and delegations" (37).
March 9, 2018, 8:49 a.m.
Countries: Saudi Arabia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Saudi laws provide Saudi women with opportunities to represent the government at the regional and international levels through their work in Saudi embassies, consulates and missions and through their participation in Saudi delegations to regional and international conferences, forums and machineries. Many women who are qualified to work in Saudi embassies and representations abroad have joined the Diplomatic Corps. Eighty-one Saudi women held diplomatic posts in 2014 compared to none in 2008. There were 108 female employees enrolled in advanced studies programmes and training programmes in 2014 compared to 34 in 2008. Saudi women have been appointed to international posts in an unprecedented manner. For example, a Saudi woman held ...more
March 7, 2018, 6:52 p.m.
Countries: Sri Lanka
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"In the Sri Lanka Foreign Service, the percentage of women is 47.5 per cent, an increase from 29.7 per cent in 1993" (4).
March 5, 2018, 8:53 a.m.
Countries: Costa Rica
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Costa Rica has encouraged the appointment of women in international organizations, including the Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC); representation in the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, for the period 2013 -2016, the Executive Director of the Meso-American Integration and Development Project (MIDP) for the period 2010-2014; and the Secretary General of the Agency for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in Latin America and the Caribbean (OPANAL) 2010-2014. Currently, Costa Rica holds the Presidency of the Inter-American Commission of Women (IACW) of the Organization of American States (OAS), for 2011-2015...At the present time, the State is promoting the candidacy of ...more
Feb. 28, 2018, 5:36 p.m.
Countries: Kenya
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The economic survey 2014 shows that that Kenya has 15 women envoys or 23.8 per cent of the country’s diplomatic corps" (23).
Feb. 27, 2018, 11:14 p.m.
Countries: Niger
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"At this level the situation has not significantly changed since the previous report. It may be noted that of the twelve (12) diplomatic missions of Niger, five (5) are headed by women" (pg 10).
Feb. 23, 2018, 8:47 p.m.
Countries: Moldova
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"According to the legislation of the Republic of Moldova, men and women have equal rights to hold a diplomatic post. Gender disaggregated data on the number of employees in the diplomatic service of the Republic of Moldova (employees of the central office of the MFAIE and of Diplomatic Missions and Consular Offices of the Republic of Moldova abroad) show a significant gender discrepancy. At the same time, the development curve has varied during the years (see Table 4)" (Pg 23). According to table 4: Employed in Diplomatic Posts, there were 148 female and 225 male diplomats in 2007, 161 female and 213 male in 2008, 137 female and 215 male ...more
Feb. 16, 2018, 9:12 a.m.
Countries: Oman
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"It is concerned, however, about the very low participation of women at all levels of decision-making, including within...the diplomatic service (7.2 per cent of ambassadors)" (10).
Feb. 14, 2018, 11:45 a.m.
Countries: Palestine
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"There were 66 Palestinian women among the 366 members of the negotiating team at the 1996 Madrid Conference" (28). "As of 2013, some 28 per cent of the staff of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs were women. Some 4 per cent of diplomats were women. There were 44 women working in embassies and missions of the State of Palestine. There were two female ambassadors at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Palestine, and four female ambassadors stationed abroad" (28).
Feb. 7, 2018, 10:37 a.m.
Countries: Sweden
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Slightly over 1,000 Swedes work in the EU institutions, half of them in the European Commission. In the Commission 62 per cent of Swedes are women and 38 per cent men. The proportion of women has increased by 4 percentage points since the pervious report in 2006. The gender distribution for Swedish citizens in the Commission is as follows: In the category officials and senior officials 51 per cent are women and 49 per cent men. The proportion taken by women has increased by 5 percentage points since the previous report and there is balance in the officials group as a whole. In the category assistants, 78 per cent are ...more
Jan. 31, 2018, 6:14 p.m.
Countries: Burkina Faso
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee recommends, in line with its general recommendation No. 30 on women in conflict prevention, conflict and post-conflict situations, that the State party […] Avail itself of international financial and technical assistance, as appropriate, to ensure the inclusion and participation of women at all stages of the peace-making, stabilization and reconstruction process, including by effectively implementing its National Action Plan on Security Council resolutions 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008) on women, peace and security," (4). (LC CODER COMMENT:This effort suggests that the inclusion of women in the peace process in not a given.) "[...] the Committee is concerned that despite the 30 percent minimum quota in place at the ...more
Dec. 28, 2017, 8:58 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: LBHO-DATA-1, GP-DATA-1, GP-DATA-2, GP-DATA-6

"Since the fall of the Taliban, measurable gains have been made for Afghan women in terms of their political participation, with women today even taking an active role in Afghanistan’s government and civil society: four of Afghanistan’s key ministries are led by women, a woman was nominated to the supreme court for the first time (although her nomination was later rejected), and four of Afghanistan’s embassies are run by women ambassadors" (para 2).
Dec. 20, 2017, 7:59 p.m.
Countries: Syria
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"On Jan. 22, millions of women around the world took to the streets to march for equal rights, equal representation and equal access in all avenues of public and private life. On Jan. 23 in Astana, Kazakhstan, 55 delegates met to try to reach an agreement on the war in Syria. Not one of the delegates was a woman" (1). "The violence in Syria has resulted in the deaths of tens of thousands of women. Another six million have been displaced or become refugees. Yet women, who are just as much a part of the Syrian revolution as their male counterparts, were not invited to the negotiating table in Astana, ...more
Dec. 2, 2017, 3:34 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Education Ministry’s staff is over 92,000, of which 28% are women" (para 4).
Dec. 2, 2017, 2:33 p.m.
Countries: Lebanon
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"According to the National Commission for Lebanese Women, some 600 women were elected during the 2016 municipal elections, an increase of 15% compared to the last elections held in 2010" (para 1).