H. Bedia Afnan (بيداء أفنان) is a former Adviser to the Iraqi Permanent Mission at the United Nations. She represented Iraq in the United Nations General Assembly's Third Committee (Social, Cultural, and Humanitarian) and on the Commission on the Status of Women. In this role, she was "one of the delegates most directly responsible" for the inclusion of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights' Article 3 (Part I) which guarantees "the equal right of men and women to the enjoyment of all civil and political rights" enshrined therein.
- Second United Nations Conference on the Law of the Sea.
- Roland Burke, Decolonization and the Evolution of International Human Rights, (Univ of Pennsylvania Press, 2011), 118-119
- International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
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