Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Iran NOT granted a seat on the UN Committee for Women...One fox is out of the henhouse, but I am thinking the chickens are not comforted by it...

Meet the new members of the United Nations Women's Committee. They are charged with:

1. To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms
2. To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it and to forge effective partnerships with civil society.
3. To hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progressAfrica: Angola, Cape Verde, Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Lesotho, Libya, Nigeria and Tanzania

Look at the list and think and ask yourself if the most vulnerable women of the world are more safe or less so---The good news is Iran was kept off the committee, although they wanted to be a part of it...gee whiz, anyone else see the insanity here, or is it just me?

Asia: Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea and Timor-Leste

Eastern Europe: Estonia, Hungary, Russia, and Ukraine

Latin America and the Caribbean: Argentina, Brazil, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Grenada and Peru

Western Europe: Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg and Sweden
Contributing Countries: Mexico, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Spain, United Kingdom and United States
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