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United Nations: Gender

Guide to information created by the UN and the UN Family of Organizations

UN Organizations

UN Women.  United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact on Women's Issues. 

United Nations and Gender Equality. An overview of the work of the United Nations in Gender Equality,

UNiTE Campaign.  United Nations Secretary-General’s campaign to raise public awareness and increase political will and resources for preventing and ending all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.

International Labour Organization (ILO) Bureau for Gender Equality. ILO unit to promote equality between women and men throughout the organization.

International Women's Day.  Celebrated in many countries around the world, this is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. 

UN Rights and Gender Equality. From the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Commission of the UN Economic and Social Council dedicated to gender equality and the advancement of women.

United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). UN Committee established under Article 17 of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia: Centre for Women.  Comprised of gender experts with a wide range of specializations who assist member countries and the ESCWA secretariat in promoting the rights of women and gender equality.

United Nations & Gender Inclusive Language.

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees: Women. UNHCR site on women refugees; includes links to publications

United Nations Population Fund: Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment. UNFPA section on Gender equality.

UNESCO Section for Women and Gender Equality. Section responsible for promoting and monitoring gender issues throughout the organization.

World Conferences on Women. Record of the four UN Conferences on Women which took place in in Mexico City in 1975, Copenhagen in 1980, Nairobi in 1985 and Beijing in 1995.

World Health Organization (WHO) Gender Mainstreaming. WHO office responsible for creating knowledge, awareness, and responsibility for gender mainstreaming among health professionals.

UN Books on Women