Wednesday, 3 August 2011

UN WOMEN launched report on the status of women around the world

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. 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 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

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