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.
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