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.



  1. The assault and harrassment of women on a global scale

  2. Setting a standard on women's rights in the Middle East


  1. Canada

  2. China

  3. Egypt

  4. France

  5. Germany

  6. Iceland

  7. India

  8. Indonesia

  9. Iran, Islamic Republic of

  10. Japan

  11. Korea, Democratic People’s Republic of

  12. Korea, Republic of

  13. Malaysia

  14. Netherlands

  15. New Zealand

  16. Pakistan

  17. Russian Federation

  18. Saudi Arabia

  19. Sweden

  20. Turkey

  21. United Arab Emirates

  22. United Kingdom

  23. United States

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