United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
The United Nations General Assembly established the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women that refers to UN Women in July 2010 in order to sharpen the focus and impact of the gender equality activities within the UN. Headquartered in New York, UN Women focuses on special themes to eradicate the challenges to gender equality. These themes involve leadership and political participation, economic empowerment, ending violence against women, humanitarian action, youth, governance and national planning, HIV and AIDS.
UN Women encourages international political negotiations to implement the international standards for gender equality and financially supports and provides expertise to global gender mainstreaming measures.
Under-Secretary-General: Nihan Üçer & Polat Yamaner
Agenda Item: Intersectionality Discussion on Women and Global Women’s Movement