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A/RES/50/202
99th plenary meeting
22 December 1995

50/202. Amendment to article 20, paragraph 1, of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women

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The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 49/164 of 23 December 1994 on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and its decision 49/448 of 23 December 1994 on the consideration of the request for the revision of article 20, paragraph 1, of the Convention,

Noting the decision of the States parties to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women of 22 May 1995 to amend article 20, paragraph 1, of the Convention,

Welcoming the call for broad ratification of this amendment in the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women, held at Beijing from 4 to 15 September 1995,

Reiterating the importance of the Convention as well as the contribution of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women to the efforts of the United Nations to eliminate discrimination against women,

1. Takes note with approval of the resolution regarding the amendment to article 20, paragraph 1, of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, adopted by the States parties to the Convention on 22 May 1995;

2. Urges States parties to the Convention to take appropriate measures so that acceptance by a two-thirds majority of States parties can be reached as soon as possible in order for the amendment to enter into force.