Women’s Organizations: About UN Women | UN Women

In July of 2010 the United Nations created an organization devoted solely to promoting gender equity and empowerment of women.

Officially becoming operational in January of this year, UN Women seeks:

  • To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms.
  • To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society.
  • To hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

Read more about UN Women hereĀ About UN Women | UN Women.

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2 Responses to Women’s Organizations: About UN Women | UN Women

  1. UkworiOnuma says:

    Sophie thanks for this link, i see they have a goal of also increasing political participation of women and they also have interesting data on women participation in different regions http://www.unifem.org/gender_issues/democratic_governance/facts_figures.php

    • SophieGuerin says:

      Wow, what a great link and how relevant to our previous discussion. This post on increasing female participation in the political process is really driving a lot of traffic. Its great to see that there is such an interest and support for the important issue

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