Bandana Rana Re-elected to CEDAW Committee

Gender rights activist Bandana Rana has been re-elected as a member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Rana secured her position with 146 votes during the voting held in New York on Friday. She will serve a term from 2025 to 2028.

Following Rana’s re-election, Lok Bahadur Thapa, Head of the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations, expressed gratitude to the member states for their support.

The 23-member CEDAW committee, based in Geneva, Switzerland, plays a crucial role in monitoring the status of women worldwide. It oversees the implementation of commitments made by countries as parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).


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