United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW)

Institut international des Nations Unies de recherche et de formation pour la promotion de la femme
Instituto Internacional de Investigaciones y Capacitación de las Naciones Unidas para la Promoción de la Mujer

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12 May 1976, by E-XE3377 - ECOSOC resolution 1998 (LX), in conformity with UN General Assembly resolution 3520 (XXX), 15 Dec 1975, and based on a recommendation of the World Conference of the International Women's Year, 19 Jun - 2 Jul 1975. Statute approved 24 May 1984, by ECOSOC decision 1984/124, and endorsed by UN General Assembly resolution 39/249, 9 Apr 1985. New structure and working method endorsed 17 Dec 1999, by General Assembly resolution 54/150. As an autonomous body within the framework of A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) and the F-XF1000 - United Nations System, reports to the General Assembly and to ECOSOC. Since 1983, permanent headquarters located in Santo Domingo (Dominican Rep), following ECOSOC recommendation in 1979 that headquarters should be located in a developing country. Ceased to exist following UN resolution 64/289 to merge INSTRAW with Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI) and U-XF0308 - United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) into F-XJ2621 - UN Women, 2 Jul 2010.


Through alliance-building with UN Member States, international organizations, academia, civil society, the private sector and other actors: undertake action-oriented research from a gender perspective having a concrete impact on policies, programmes and projects; create synergies for knowledge management and information exchange; strengthen capacities of key stakeholders to integrate gender perspectives in policies, programmes and projects.


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GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender Equality



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