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United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

  • Non- Governmental and Other Organisations

    • 220 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017, USA
  • unwomen

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Support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms; help Member States 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; lead and coordinate the UN system’s work on gender equality, as well as promote accountability, including through regular monitoring of system-wide progress.


For many years, the United Nations faced serious challenges in its efforts to promote gender equality globally, including inadequate funding and no single recognized driver to direct UN activities on gender equality issues. In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, to address such challenges. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact.

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  • Beijing+25 Youth Task Force

    UN Women’s initiative comprises 30 young leaders from different youth-led and youth-serving organizations, with diverse areas of expertise and from all regions of the world. They represent young people in all their diversity and across intersectional com-plexities including marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, indigenous and ethnic identities, and refugee or migrant status. The selected youth leaders have also a track record of driving change in their communities and mobilizing young people for the empowerment young women and girls all over the world. The youth leaders will support and guide UN Women’s efforts to place young people at the centre of the Beijing+25 process

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