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UN Women

UN Women is the UN organisation 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 UN’s 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

UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.