CEDAW Chairperson calls for balance between women's rights and developmentListen /
Member States were on Friday urged to be vigilant in the implementation of a global treaty to eliminate discrimination against women.
The call was made by Nicole Améline, Chairperson of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) during an interactive dialogue with Member States.
Briefing reporters afterwards, she recalled that while the treaty deals with human rights, it has an important part related to the empowerment of women.
Ms. Améline stressed the importance of the balance between women's rights and their economic empowerment.
"It is the reason why we consider today that we are sort of a bridge between rights and development. And it is the reason why we ask for a stand alone goal in the post-2015 agenda because we consider that we must keep in mind and in a very visible manner, the key issues of women's rights today." (25")
The post-2015 agenda relates to sustainable development goals that will follow the Millennium Development Goals set by world leaders in 2000 to eradicate poverty.
Dianne Penn, United Nations