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2 July 2010, under resolution 64/289 of the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) within United Nations System, on merger of 'Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)', United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW), 'Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)' and United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). Officially launched 24 Feb 2011, New York NY (USA). Full title: UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women -- ONU Femmes - Entité des Nations Unies pour l'égalité des sexes et l'autonomisation des femmes -- ONU Mujeres - Entidad de las Naciones Unidad para la Igualdad de Género y el Empoderamiento de la Mujer.


Support Member States to advance gender equality, in line with national priorities and international norms and policies; build effective partnerships with civil society and mobilize support, both political and financial, for the achievement of international goals for women. regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

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'Programme and Technical Assistance' - to countries requesting assistance. 'Grant-making Funds' - to fuel innovative, high-impact programmes by government agencies and civil society groups through Fund for Gender Equality and UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund). United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) - dedicated exclusively to gender equality and the advancement of women. 'Other Intergovernmental Processes' - information on women's rights issues to General Assembly, ECOSOC and Security Council. Maintains UN Secretary General's database on violence against women. 'Capacity Development and Training' - training programmes for national governments. 'Expert Group Meetings'. 'UN System Coordination' - to obtain full realization of women's rights and opportunities.


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Subjects *

  • Society
    • Women
    • Sex-Related Questions
  • International Relations
    • United Nations
  • Development
    • Empowerment
  • Peace
    • Equality

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 4: Quality EducationGOAL 5: Gender EqualityGOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic GrowthGOAL 10: Reduced Inequality



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