United Nations Women
All human development and human rights issues have gender dimensions. UN Women focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women?s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board. UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.
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Collaboration Goals UN Women envisions a world where societies are free of gender discrimination, and women and girls are empowered to lead the change they want to see. But we can’t make it happen alone. Partnerships are essential, with governments and civil society groups, businesses and foundations, and committed individuals. When we bring our expertise and resources together, we become a powerful force for progress.
Resources UN Women has many resources available on its website, www.unwomen.org/en/digital-library/publications
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UN Women has its headquarters in New York City and works worldwide out of a number of regional, country, multi-country, and liaison offices.
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- Supports inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms.
- Helps 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.
- Holds the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.