TitleEquality in political participation and decision-making.
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Recommends that, in order to accelerate the pace of progress towards the full participation of women in national decision-making, Governments introduce the following measures: (a) the regular compilation and dissemination of gender-specific data on the composition of relevant bodies at various levels of national decision-making, including central and regional levels; (b) the design of programmes and campaigns to inform women of their legal political rights; (c) the review of educational material with the aim of removing gender bias; (d) the facilitation of research on women's opportunities of exerting influence and on structural and other obstacles to women's participation in decision-making; (e) the setting of concrete targets for the number of women in bodies whose composition is the responsibility of the Government; urges political organizations, trade unions and other relevant bodies to take appropriate measures to increase substantially the number of women who participate in decision-making in their organizations; requests the Secretary-General to disseminate on a regular basis information on the composition of the highest decision-making bodies at the national, regional and international levels, disaggregated by sex, to assist national machinery for the advancement of women in developing similar information at the central, regional and local levels, and to promote the exchange of experience between national machinery.
Adopted at the 13th plenary meeting, 24 May 1990. In: Resolutions and decisions adopted by the Economic and Social Council at its 1st regular session of 1990, 1-25 May 1990. - E/1990/INF/6. - 16 July 1990. - p. 13-15. - Issued in ESCOR, 1990, Suppl. no. 1.