Croatian UN Ambassador Speaks of the Advancement of Croatian Women
Tuesday, June 20, 2006 12:10 PM

During the 50th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), Croatian Ambassador Mirjana Mladineo addressed the United Nations regarding the role of women’s rights in the future of the United Nations and Croatia. He stated his support for the increased attention to women’s rights by the CSW. Education, healthcare, and equal employment opportunities were mentioned as the three necessary prerequisites for women’s full participation in development.

The Croatian Government recently adopted an extensive set of laws addressing domestic violence and the protection of victims of domestic violence. It also has designated September 22 as National Day for the Suppression of Violence against Women.

Mladineo also spoke of the progress Croatian women have made within the government during the past 17 years. Approximately 30% of the Croatian Government is comprised of women. Between 1990 and 2006, the percentage of women representatives increased from 5% to approximately 21%.

The Croatian Government asserted it is continuing to promote the equality of women in many ways, including the pursuance of the full implementation of the CEDAW Convention and the Committee’s concluding comments for Croatia.

Compiled from: “Statement by Ambassador Mirjana Mladineo, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations, to the 50th session of the Commission on the Status of Women Permanent Mission of Croatia to the United Nations in New York, 1 March 2006,, Accessed 20 June 2006.