Discussion on Trafficking in Women and Girls in the Context of Global Migration

In February 2019 the CEDAW Committee will hold a half-day general discussion on trafficking in women and girls in the context of global migration. This event is intended to prepare the elaboration by the Committee of a General Recommendation, which will provide guidance to States on the measures they should adopt to ensure full compliance with their obligations to respect, protect and fulfil women’s human rights in the context of trafficking and global migration.


Participants including NGOs and other interested stakeholders are invited to take part in the general discussion and to provide written submissions.

The link to register should be activated on 18 January 2019. Participants should register by 11 February 2019.

Written submissions

Written submissions on the theme of the general discussion should be submitted in Word format to the Secretariat of the Committee.

To: Ms. Daniela Buchmann (dbuchmann@ohchr.org)
Subject: “General discussion on TWGCGM”
Max. pages: 10
Deadline: 11 February 2019
Language: English, French or Spanish

Oral Interventions

The Committee will try to accommodate all requests for an oral intervention, but may be restricted by time constraints, and reserves the right to organise the list of speakers at its discretion.

Statements should be submitted in Word format in advance of the event.

To: Ms. Daniela Buchmann (dbuchmann@ohchr.org)
Max. duration: 3 minutes
Deadline: 18 February 2019

Eight (8) hard copies of each statement should also be provided, for interpretation purposes, to the Administrative Assistant (Room A-541) before 9:30 a.m. on the day of the general discussion.


Friday, 22 February 2019, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Palais des Nations, Geneva, Conference Room XVI

Further information

Additional details can be found on the OHCHR page or by emailing dbuchmann@ohchr.org.