On June 23, 2022, in New York, within the framework of the 22nd meeting of the States Parties to the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, elections were held for the membership in the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women for 2023-2026.
Candidates from 23 countries competed for the 12 vacancies in the Committee, including Elgun Safarov, Head of the Information and analytical researches Department of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs, who is currently a member and deputy chairman of this Committee.
In the voting with the participation of 187 countries, the Azerbaijani candidate received 109 votes and was re-elected a member of the Committee for the next term.
It should be noted that the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women monitors the implementation of the provisions of the relevant UN conventions by the states parties and is one of the main international mechanisms for the protection of human rights at the global level.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan expresses its gratitude to all the states that supported the election of the Azerbaijani representative to this authoritative body.