The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, also known as UN Women, is a United Nations committee dealing with the empowerment of women and the improvement of living conditions for women. UN Women is empowered to support three main areas. The first area is intergovernmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards, and norms. The second area of focus is to help UN member states implement the above standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it and to forge effective partnerships with civil society. The third and final area of focus is to enable member states to hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.
The assault and harrassment of women on a global scale
Setting a standard on women's rights in the Middle East
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Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of
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