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States Parties to CEDAW

As of 5 May 2009, 186 countries are States parties to the CEDAW Convention, meaning that they agree to be bound by its terms.

State | Date of becoming a State Party to CEDAW

  • Afghanistan | 5 March 2003
  • Albania | 11 May 1994
  • Algeria | 22 May 1996
  • Andorra | 15 January 1997
  • Angola | 17 September 1986
  • Antigua and Barbuda | 1 August 1989
  • Argentina | 15 July 1985
  • Armenia | 13 September 1993
  • Australia | 28 July 1983
  • Austria | 31 March 1982
  • Azerbaijan| 10 July 1995
  • Bahamas | 6 October 1993
  • Bahrain | 18 June 2002
  • Bangladesh | 6 November 1984
  • Barbados | 16 October 1980
  • Belarus | 4 February 1981
  • Belgium | 10 July 1985
  • Belize | 16 May 1990
  • Benin | 12 March 1992
  • Bhutan | 31 August 1981
  • Bolivia | 8 June 1990
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina | 1 September 1993
  • Botswana | 13 August 1996
  • Brazil | 1 February 1984
  • Brunei Darussalam | 24 May 2006
  • Bulgaria | 8 February 1982
  • Burkina Faso | 14 October 1987
  • Burundi | 8 January 1992
  • Cambodia | 15 October 1992
  • Cameroon | 23 August 1994
  • Canada | 10 December 1981
  • Cape Verde | 5 December 1980
  • Central African Republic | 21 June 1991
  • Chad | 9 June 1995
  • Chile | 7 December 1989
  • China | 4 November 1980
  • Colombia | 19 January 1982
  • Comoros | 31 October 1994
  • Congo | 26 July 1982
  • Cook Islands | 11 August 2006
  • Costa Rica | 4 April 1986
  • Cote d'Ivoire | 18 December 1995
  • Croatia | 9 September 1992
  • Cuba | 17 July 1980
  • Cyprus | 23 July 1985
  • Czech Republic | 22 February 1993
  • Democratic People’s Republic of Korea | 27 February 2001
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo | 16 November 1986
  • Denmark | 21 April 1983
  • Djibouti | 2 December 1998
  • Dominica | 15 September 1980
  • Dominican Republic | 2 September 1982
  • Ecuador | 9 November 1981
  • Egypt | 18 September 1981
  • El Salvador | 19 August 1981
  • Equatorial Guinea | 23 October 1984
  • Eritrea | 5 September 1995
  • Estonia | 21 October 1991
  • Ethiopia | 10 December 1981
  • Fiji | 28 August 1995
  • Finland | 4 September 1986
  • France | 14 December 1983
  • Gabon | 21 January 1983
  • Gambia | 16 April 1993
  • Georgia | 26 October 1994
  • Germany | 10 July 1985
  • Ghana | 2 January 1986
  • Greece | 7 June 1983
  • Grenada | 30 August 1990
  • Guatemala | 12 August 1982
  • Guinea | 9 August 1982
  • Guinea-Bissau | 23 August 1985
  • Guyana | 17 July 1980
  • Haiti | 20 July 1981
  • Honduras | 3 March 1983
  • Hungary | 22 December 1980
  • Iceland | 18 June 1985
  • India | 9 July 1993
  • Indonesia | 13 September 1984
  • Iraq | 13 August 1986
  • Ireland | 23 December 1985
  • Israel | 3 October 1991
  • Italy | 10 June 1985
  • Jamaica | 19 October 1984
  • Japan | 25 June 1985
  • Jordan | 1 July 1992
  • Kazakhstan | 26 August 1998
  • Kenya | 9 March 1984
  • Kiribati | 17 March 2004
  • Kuwait | 2 September 1994
  • Kyrgyzstan | 10 February 1997
  • Lao Peoples Democratic Republic | 14 August 1981
  • Latvia | 14 April 1992
  • Lebanon | 21 April 1997
  • Lesotho | 22 August 1995
  • Liberia | 17 July 1984
  • Libyan A. Jamahiriya | 16 May 1989
  • Liechtenstein | 22 December 1995
  • Lithuania | 18 January 1994
  • Luxembourg | 2 February 1989
  • Madagascar | 17 March 1989
  • Malawi | 12 March 1987
  • Malaysia | 5 July 1995
  • Maldives | 1 July 1993
  • Mali | 10 September 1985
  • Malta | 8 March 1991
  • Mauritius | 9 July 1984
  • Marshall Islands | 2 March 2006
  • Mexico | 23 March 1981
  • Micronesia | 1 September 2004
  • Monaco | 18 March 2005
  • Mongolia | 20 July 1981
  • Montenegro | 23 October 2006
  • Morocco | 21 June 1993
  • Mozambique | 16 April 1997
  • Myanmar | 22 July 1997
  • Namibia | 23 November 1992
  • Nepal | 22 April 1991
  • Netherlands | 23 July 1991
  • New Zealand | 10 January 1985
  • Nicaragua | 27 October 1981
  • Niger | 8 October 1999
  • Nigeria | 13 June 1985
  • Norway | 21 May 1981
  • Oman | 7 February 2006
  • Pakistan | 12 March 1996
  • Panama | 29 October 1981
  • Papua New Guinea | 12 January 1995
  • Paraguay | 6 April 1987
  • Peru | 13 September 1982
  • Philippines | 5 August 1981
  • Poland | 30 July 1980
  • Portugal | 30 July 1980
  • Qatar | 29 Apr 2009
  • Republic of Moldova | 1 July 1994
  • Romania | 7 January 1982
  • Russian Federation | 23 January 1981
  • Rwanda | 2 March 1981
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis | 25 April 1985
  • Saint Lucia | 8 October 1982
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines | 4 August 1981
  • Samoa | 25 September 1992
  • San Marino | 10 December 2003
  • Sao Tome and Principe | 3 June 2003
  • Senegal | 5 February 1985
  • Serbia | 12 March 2001
  • Seychelles | 5 May 1992
  • Sierra Leone | 11 November 1988
  • Singapore | 5 October 1995
  • Slovakia | 28 May 1993
  • Slovenia | 6 July 1992
  • Solomon Islands | 6 May 2002
  • South Africa | 15 December 1995
  • Spain | 5 January 1984
  • Sri Lanka | 5 October 1981
  • Suriname | 1 March 1993
  • Swaziland | 26 March 2004
  • Sweden | 2 July 1980
  • Switzerland | 27 March 1997
  • Syrian Arab Republic | 23 March 2003
  • Tajikistan | 26 October 1993
  • Thailand | 9 August 1985
  • The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia | 18 January 1994
  • Timor-Leste | 16 April 2003
  • Togo | 26 September 1983
  • Trinidad and Tobago | 12 January 1990
  • Tunisia | 20 September 1985
  • Turkey | 20 December 1985
  • Turkmenistan | 1 May 1997
  • Tuvalu | 6 October 1999
  • Uganda | 22 July 1985
  • Ukraine | 12 March 1981
  • UK & Northern Ireland | 7 April 1986
  • United Arab Emirates | 6 October 2004
  • United Republic of Tanzania | 20 August 1985
  • Uruguay | 9 October 1981
  • Uzbekistan | 19 July 1995
  • Vanuatu | 8 September 1995
  • Venezuela | 2 May 1983
  • Viet Nam | 17 February 1982
  • Yemen | 30 May 1984
  • Zambia| 21 June 1985
  • Zimbabwe | 13 May 1991

Most recent States parties:

  • Qatar | 29 Apr 2009
  • Montenegro | 23 October 2006
  • Cook Islands | 11 August 2006
  • Brunei Darussalam | 24 May 2006
  • Marshall Islands | 2 March 2006
  • Oman | 7 February 2006
  • Monaco | 18 March 2005
  • United Arab Emirates | 6 October 2004
  • Micronesia | 1 September 2004
  • Swaziland | 26 March 2004
  • Kiribati | 17 March 2004
For a more detailed list, with dates of ratifications, accessions and successions, please click here.