The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) thanked the countries that supported the election of Azerbaijani representative Elgun Safarov as a member of the UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, MFA told Report.

Elections to CEDAW for 2023-2026 were held in New York as part of the 22nd meeting of the UN Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women.

Candidates from 23 countries competed for the 12 vacancies in the Committee, including Elgun Safarov, head of the Department on the Information and Analytic Researches of the State Committee for Family, Women and Children Affairs and a member and vice-chairperson of the UN Committee.

In the voting with the participation of 187 countries, the Azerbaijani candidate received 109 votes and was re-elected a member of the CEDAW for the next term.