Rivers at UN for anti-discrimination treaty extension

From left, Ambassador Peter Wilson, deputy permanent representative of the U.K. to the U.N., Minister Rivers, U.K. Minister for Women and Equalities Caroline Dinenage, Anguillan Minister for Gender Affairs Cora Richardson- Hodge and Chief of the U.N. Treaty Section, Santiago Villalpando.

Minister for Gender Affairs Tara Rivers was at the United Nations on Wednesday to witness the extension to the Cayman Islands of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

She was present in New York when the formal instrument to extend CEDAW was deposited at the U.N. by the U.K.’s Minister for Women and Equalities Caroline Dinenage.

The request to have CEDAW extended to the Cayman Islands was granted recently by the U.K. Countries that have ratified CEDAW are legally obligated to work toward implementing its provisions and are also committed to monitoring and reporting on the measures they have taken to comply with their treaty obligations.