Iran's envoys at the 57th session of UNCSW slammed all forms of violence against women and set out the Islamic Republic's proposals for preventing the phenomenon across the globe in New York on Tuesday.
The Women's Fraction of the Iranian Parliament dispatched two ranking female MPs to the UNCSW to offer Iran's stance and strategy on the issue.
The commissions include the high profile UN commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW
) and the world body's Human Settlements Program, also known as UN-HABITAT.The other two are the Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) and the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII).The United Nations elected Iran to its Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW
) this week, handing a four-year seat on the influential human rights body to Tehran.In the four-year period beginning in 2011, Iran will help set UN policy on gender equality and the advancement of women.Other countries joining Iran for the term include Belgium, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Estonia, Georgia, Jamaica, Liberia, the Netherlands, Spain, Thailand and Zimbabwe.