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Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
24-August-2012 17:01 IST
Ratification of CEDAW
General recommendations under Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) are explanatory in nature and are made by the committee on specific topic. It is not required to ratify the general recommendations.

This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today, to the question whether the Union Government has ratified the general recommendation No. 17 of the CEDAW.