The UN Gets It Together for Women

September 13, 2010 at 5:24 pm 1 comment

After years of having its women’s programs fragmented, fractured, and far-flung, the UN has announced plans to bring all gender-related programs together under one umbrella. 

“In an historic move, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously on 2 July 2010 to create a new entity to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide.

The establishment of the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women — to be known as UN Women — is a result of years of negotiations between UN Member States and advocacy by the global women’s movement. It is part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact.”

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