1947 - First Session of the Commission on the Status of Women

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    During its first session, the Commission declared as one of its guiding principles: “to raise the status of women, irrespective of nationality, race, language or religion, to equality with men in all fields of human enterprise, and to eliminate all discrimination against women in the provisions of statutory law, in legal maxims or rules, or in interpretation of customary law”

    In this picture:
    Judge Dorothy Kenyon, United States representative on the Commission on the Status of Women of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, at the first meeting.

    Photo Date: February 10th, 1947

    Photo Credit: UN Photo

    Photo Number (NICA): 292366

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