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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 came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment:

  • Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
  • International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
  • Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
  • United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

The main roles of UN Women are:

  • To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms.
  • To 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.
  • To hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN) Resources

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Expert Group Meeting: Securing Women's Land Rights In The SDGs Monitoring Framework cover image
Conference Papers & Reports
July 2017
Global

This Expert Group Meeting (EGM1 ) was convened with the purpose of examining land indicators in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and promoting meaningful and harmonised approaches to monitoring women’s land rights (WLR)2 .

Multimedia
December 2016
Costa Rica

Hay un fenómeno de feminización de las áreas rurales, pero con importantes diferencias entre países. En América Latina y el Caribe, el tamaño de la tierra cultivada o administrada por mujeres tiende a ser entre 42% y 80% menor y de inferior calidad que la de los hombres.

Reports & Research
December 2015
Mexico

Esta serie de fascículos son parte del material didáctico del curso en línea “Fortalecimiento de la impartición de justicia con perspectiva de género e interculturalidad” en ellos se analizan distintos derechos de los pueblos y comunidades indígenas abordando con más detenimiento aquellos que con frecuencia se vulneran en perjuicio de las mujeres por razones de género.

Reports & Research
August 2014
India
Nepal
Sri Lanka

Full citation: UN Women. (2014). “Empowering Widows: An Overview of policies and programmes in India, Nepal and Sri Lanka.”

Reports & Research
December 2013
Latin America and the Caribbean

América Latina y el Caribe (ALC) se presenta, ya entrado el siglo XXI, como un continente contradictorio y heterogéneo, en el que conviven realidades de profundas diferencias. A la vez que se destacan en el continente las llamadas economías emergentes por sus años sostenidos de crecimiento económico, perduran casos de persistente pobreza y precariedad social e institucional.

Reports & Research
November 2013
Global

Thirteen years after the adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325, investment in women as agents of change in peacebuilding remains inadequate. One of the unexplored entry points for strengthening womens contributions to peacebuilding relates to the way in which they use, manage, make decisions on and benefit from natural resources.

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