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Kathmandu: Gender rights activist Bandana Rana has been elected member of the United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). Rana was re-elected a CEDAW member with 146 votes in the voting held in New York on Friday. She has been elected for 2025-2028 term.

Following the victory of Nepal’s candidate, Head of the Permanent Mission of Nepal to the United Nations, Lok Bahadur Thapa, thanked the member states for their support. The 23-member CEDAW committee based in Geneva, Switzerland, monitors the situation of women across the globe, oversees the implementation of commitments made before the United Nations as party to the Convention on the elimination of all kinds of discrimination against women (CEDAW).

“My sincere gratitude to all member states for their support and to my government for the trust and sincere persistent efforts due to which I was able to secure the highest votes in the elections to the #CEDAWCommittee,” Rana wrote on social media X. “Proud moment for Nepal ! Nepal’s candidate Ms. Bandana Rana has been re-elected to #CEDAW Committee for the term 2025-28, with the highest vote (146 votes),” permanent mission of Nepal to the United Nations announced on X.