United Nations Collection of Princeton University Library
United Nations Depository Library No. 007

Early United Nations Documents
on the Status of Women


Today, a  number of  modern United Nations documents on the status of women are found full text on the web, especially on the Convention on the Elimination of  Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) web site at http://www.un.org/womenwatch/daw/cedaw/.  However, early United Nations Documents on the status of women are not so readily available.  They can be a valuable resource since they provide an important perspective for later developments in this area.  The documents provided here in pdf format are not otherwise available electronically, so far as we have been able to determine. They will perhaps benefit those studying women's issues in both historical and modern contexts.  Please note that these files were made from the best available copies, and while legible, they are not perfect images.

 
1.  Draft Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women. Report of the Working Group of the Whole on the Drafting of the Convention on Discrimination Against Women.
United Nations General Assembly.  
March 2, 1979
United Nations Document Number: A/34/60.
51 p.
Full text in pdf format - Best available copy.

2.  Draft Convention On The Elimination Of Discrimination Against Women. Report Of The Working Group Of The Whole On The Drafting Of The Convention On The Elimination Of Discrimination Against Women. Corrigendum [Corrects Text]
United Nations General Assembly.
April 11, 1979
United Nations Documents Number A/34/60/Corr.1
1 p.
Full text in pdf format - Best available copy.

3.  Draft Convention On The Elimination Of Discrimination Against Women. Report Of The Working Group Of The Whole On The Drafting Of The Convention On The Elimination Of Discrimination Against Women. Corrigendum [Corrects Text]
United Nations General Assembly.
April 11, 1979
United Nations Documents Number A/34/60/Corr.2
1 p.
Full text in pdf format - Best available copy.

4.  International Instruments Relating To The Status Of Women. Draft Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women. Working Paper Prepared By The Secretary-General.
United Nations Economic and Social Council, Commission on the Status of Women.
June 21, 1976
United Nations Documents Number E/CN.6/591
124 Pages.
Contents:  Annex I. Amendments And New Versions Proposed. Annex II. Draft Conventions Submitted By Benin, Indonesia And The All-African Women's Conference. Annex III. Draft Convention On The Elimination Of All Forms Of Discrimination Against Women
Full text in pdf format in two parts:  Pages tp through 60 Pages tp, 61-124 - Best available copies.

5.  International Instruments Relating To The Status Of Women. Draft Convention On The Elimination Of Discrimination Against Women. Working Paper Prepared By The Secretary-General. Addendum
United Nations Economic and Social Council, Commission on the Status of Women.
August 25, 1976
United Nations Documents Number E/CN.6/591/Add.1
11 p.
Full text in pdf format - Best available copy.

6.  International Instruments Relating To The Status Of Women. Draft Convention On The Elimination Of Discrimination Against Women. Working Paper Prepared By The Secretary-General. Corrigendum [Corrects Text]
United Nations Economic and Social Council, Commission on the Status of Women.
August 25, 1976
United Nations Documents Number E/CN.6/591/Add.1/Corr.1
 7 p.
Full text in pdf format - Best available copy.




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