The creation of UN Women is part of the UN reform agenda, rationalizing resources and mandates for greater impact.
UN Women aims at:
- 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 to 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.
- hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.
2008/2009 edition of the Report