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Latest items for GP-DATA-2

July 11, 2018, 8 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The Committee is also concerned about the low representation of women in the Supreme Court and in the foreign service" (page 9).
July 6, 2018, 6:49 p.m.
Countries: Uruguay
Variables: GP-DATA-2, ATC-DATA-6

"As regards international representation of the Government by women, of a total of 221 officials serving outside the country, 88 are women, with the following breakdown by level: Level A – Professional: 5; Level B – Technical: 3; Level C – Administrative: 9; Level D – Teacher: 3; Level M – Foreign Service: 68; Level M – Foreign Service is further broken down as follows: Ambassador: 2; Minister: 8; Minister Counsellor: 7; Counsellor: 15; First Secretary: 12; Second Secretary: 22; Third Secretary: 2. Out of 55 officials performing ambassadorial duties, 9 are women, distributed as follows, according to their budgeted post: Ambassador: 2; Minister: 5; Minister Counsellor: 2" (page 39).more
June 26, 2018, 9:09 a.m.
Countries: New Zealand
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women play an important role in New Zealand’s diplomatic service. As at 31 March 2016, 54.6 per cent of staff at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) were women. The number of women in the foreign policy (diplomatic) stream of MFAT has increased to 50.6 per cent. Women comprise the majority of New Zealand’s junior diplomats (53.7 per cent) and 43.3 per cent of foreign policy management. The number of women holding Head of Mission/Post positions has been relatively steady since the last report, at 33 per cent. Women hold 30 per cent of positions in the senior leadership team. Women continue to represent New Zealand at international...more
June 25, 2018, 10:56 a.m.
Countries: Turkmenistan
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"Women as well as men are involved in managing State affairs, as well as in foreign policy matters. For example, among the diplomats, the Ambassador (Permanent Representative) of Turkmenistan to the United Nations and the Ambassador of Turkmenistan to China are women" (23).
June 21, 2018, 3:52 p.m.
Countries: Thailand
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The exclusion of women from meaningful participation in the peace process, and the slow progress in adopting the national action plan on women and peace and security in accordance with Security Council resolution 1325 (2000)" (7). "The Committee regrets the absence of women in the National Council for Peace and Order, which has been governing the State party following the coup d’état of May 2014. The Committee is further concerned about the following: (a) The low representation of women in legislative bodies, ministerial posts and local government, as well as in the judiciary, the police force, the diplomatic service and academic institutions, in particular at decision-making levels..." (9).more
May 4, 2018, 10:03 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"The reviews into the treatment of women in the Australian Defence Force and employment pathways for Australian Public Service women in the Department of Defence, and the appointment of Australia’s Ambassador for Women and Girls were also significant steps towards gender equality" (Pg 12). "As a member of the United Nations Security Council in 2013 and 2014, Australia worked with fellow UN members to: ensure relevant peacekeeping and peace-building operations address the impacts of conflict on women and girls, prevent impunity for sexual violence, pursue more comprehensive consideration and integration of these issues across the Security Council’s agenda, advocate for peacekeeping mandates developed by the Security Council to include specific...more
May 2, 2018, 9:28 a.m.
Countries: South Korea
Variables: GP-DATA-2

"South Korean women have also made the most gains in the diplomatic corps. In the 2010s about 60 per cent of those who passed the entrance exam were women. This is a stunning leap from just 1.1 per cent in the 1980s, 7.7 per cent in the 1990s and 47 per cent in the 2000s. In 2008, ‘the passing rate of women outstripped that of men by two to one’" (para 9).
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).