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UN Women is the United Nations organization focused on promoting gender equality and women empowerment.

Work and Priorities

UN Women is the United Nations organization focused on promoting gender equality and women empowerment. As a world defender of women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate the progress that allows improving the living conditions of women and to respond to their needs around the world.

UN Women supports the UN Member States as they set international standards for attaining gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to create the necessary laws, policies, programs and services to guarantee the implementation of efficient standards that constitute a real benefit for women and girls around the world. This organization works at a global scale so the Sustainable Development Goals become a reality to women and girls, and promotes women’s participation on equal terms in all spheres of life.

The entity is focused on five priority areas:

  • Increasing women’s leadership and participation;
  • Putting an end to violence against women;
  • Involving women in all areas of the peace and security processes;
  • Improving women’s economic empowerment;
  • Making gender equality a central aspect during the planning and creation of national budgets for development.

Likewise, UN Women coordinates and promotes the work system of the United Nations to accomplish gender equality in all of its debates and agreements related to its 2030 Agenda. The entity works towards a more inclusive world, considering gender equality a fundamental element of the Sustainable Development Goals.

Source: www.unwomen.org