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

Overview

Sector

Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women

Country

United States of America

SDG

05 - Gender Equality

Organization Type

Multilateral Organization

URL

http://www.unwomen.org/en

Description

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is the United Nations entity 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 Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life.

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