Professor Dalia Leinartė re-elected to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for a third time
On 9 November, the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) elections took place at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Professor Dalia Leinartė, a candidate of Lithuania, was elected for the period 2021-2024 along with representatives of Australia, the Bahamas, China, France, Ghana, Lebanon, Mexico, Nepal, the Netherlands, and the Philippines.
Professor Leinartė was re-elected to the Committee for a third term. From 2015 to 2016, she served as the Vice-Chairperson of this Committee. In 2017-2018, Leinartė held the position of the Chairperson. Professor Leinartė has also made a significant contribution to the elaboration by the Committee of a General Recommendation on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration.
Leinartė led a Working Group that has drafted the 2nd National Action Plan for the implementation of the UN Security Council Resolution on Women, Peace and Security. In 2019, Leinartė was awarded the Cross of Officer of the Order for Merits to Lithuania.
The 23 members of CEDAW are elected by the 189 States parties that have ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. Their terms last four years. The Committee is tasked with the review of the reports of States parties submitted in accordance with article 18 of the Convention.