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United Nations (UN) – UN Women

17.05.2015 / Created by (EMWF)

The creation of UN Women came about in 2011 as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. UN Women has several missions: 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 implement these standards; to provide suitable technical and financial support for those countries that request it; to forge effective partnerships with civil society; and to lead and coordinate the UN system’s work on gender equality as well as to promote accountability, notably with the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW); the International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW); the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI); and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).