1948 - Second session of the Commission on the Status of Women

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    Before the opening of the Second Session of the Commission on the Status of Women representatives talking in the Conference Room are, from left to right: Alice Kandalaft Cosma, Syria; Mrs. E. A. Popova, USSR; Mihri Pektas, Turkey, and Dorothy Kenyon, United States of America.

    The fifteen-member organ of the United Nations Economic and Social Council prepares recommendations and reports to the Council on promoting women's rights in political, civil, social and educational fields. The agenda for the present session includes methods of educating new women voters on the use of franchise; economic rights for women, and cooperation with the International Labour Organization (ILO); educational opportunities for women and prevention of discrimination on grounds of sex.

    Photo Date: January 5th, 1948

    Photo Credit: UN Photo

    Photo Number (NICA): 407267

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