The term of 12 CEDAW committee members will expire in December 2020. The election was originally scheduled to be held in June 2020 in New York, but had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 crisis. It finally took place on 9 November 2020.
We congratulate the newly elected as well as re-elected members of the CEDAW committee and look forward to working with them.
|Name||Country||Member since||Geographic distribution||Remarks|
|Bandana Rana||Nepal||2017||Asia Pacific||re-elected|
|Corrine Dettmeijer||Netherlands||2021||Western Europe & Others||first term|
|Dalia Leinarte||Lithuania||2013||Eastern Europe||re-elected|
|Jie Xia||China||2021||Asia Pacific||first term|
|Leticia Bonifaz Alfonzo||Mexico||2021||Latin America & Caribbean||first term|
|Marion Bethel||Bahamas||2017||Latin America & Caribbean||re-elected|
|Nahla Haidar||Lebanon||2013||Asia Pacific||re-elected|
|Natasha Stott Despoja||Australia||2021||Western Europe & Others||first term|
|Nicole Ameline||France||2009||Western Europe & Others||re-elected|
|Rosario Manalo||Philippines||2017||Asia Pacific||previous terms 1996-2006, 2016-2020|
For a more detailed breakdown of geographical distribution of candidates and appointees, along with their number of terms, please see our resource CEDAW Committee Elections Update 2021.
We wish the outgoing members of the CEDAW committee all the very best, and appreciate their contribution in ensuring that states and other actors around the world are held accountable to uphold women’s human rights and obligations under the international human rights framework.