As of March 2007, 185 nations had signed the international "Treaty for the Rights of Women"
, leaving the United States as one of eight nations in the world and the only industrialized nation that hasn't signed it. The only other nations that haven't yet signed it are Sudan, Somalia, Qatar, Iran, Nauru, Palau and Tonga. The formal name for the treaty is "Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women"
(CEDAW). In February of this year the Bush administration indicated
that it was "not pressing for ratification at this time."