Meeting at UN, States elect 12 experts to monitor women's anti-discrimination accord

Meeting at United Nations Headquarters in New York, countries party to a major international treaty protecting women's rights have elected a dozen experts to serve on the committee monitoring implementation of the accord.

UN panel to examine steps by 8 nations to fight discrimination against women

As part of an ongoing effort by the United Nations to end discrimination of women, a UN expert panel will meet in New York next week to examine measures to promote gender equality undertaken by eight countries from different regions of the world.