UN Women

ONU Femmes
ONU Mujeres

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URL: http://www.unwomen.org/

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Founded

2010-07-02

History

2 Jul 2010, under resolution 64/289 of the General Assembly of the A-XA3375 - United Nations (UN) within F-XF1000 - United Nations System, on merger of 'Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)', U-XE9444 - 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 U-XF0308 - 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.

Aims

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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Structure

UN General Assembly, E-XE3377 - ECOSOC and E-XE1129 - United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) constitute multi-tiered intergovernmental governance structure for normative support functions and provide normative policy guidance. UN General Assembly, ECOSOC and UN Women Executive Board constitute multi-tiered intergovernmental governance structure for operational activities and provide operational policy guidance. Executive Board, consisting of representatives of 41 countries worldwide, serving on a rotating basis: 10 from Africa, 10 from Asia, 4 from Eastern Europe, 6 from Latin America and Caribbean, 5 from Western Europe and 6 from contributing countries. Bureau, comprising President and 4 regional Vice-Presidents (Asia; Eastern European; Latin America and Caribbean; Western European and Others). Regional Centres (2): Cairo (Egypt); Panama (Panama). Liaison Offices (4): Brussels (Belgium); Japan; African Union; Madrid (Spain). Sub-regional Offices Central Africa - Kigali (Rwanda); East and Horn of Africa - Nairobi (Kenya); South Africa - Johannesburg (South Africa); West Africa - Dakar (Senegal); Andean - Quito (Ecuador); Caribbean - Christ Church (Barbados); Mexico, Central America, Cuba and the Dominican Republic - Mexico City (Mexico); Southern Cone - Brasilia (Brazil); Arab States - Amman (Jordan); North Africa - Rabat (Morocco); East and South-East Asia - Bangkok (Thailand); Pacific - Suva (Fiji); South Asia - Delhi (India); Central and South Eastern Europe - Bratislava (Slovakia); Eastern Europe and Central Asia - Almaty (Kazakhstan).

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

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

UIA Org ID

XJ2621

Last News

2019

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