UN Women


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UN Women


UN Women is the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women. It acts on three fronts: UN Women supports international political negotiations to formulate globally agreed standards for gender equality; it helps UN Member States to implement those standards by providing expertise and financial support; it assists other parts of the UN system in their efforts to advance gender equality across a broad spectrum of issues related to human rights and human development.


Type of organisation

UN organisation with normative, operational and coordination functions


For further information, download the factsheet (eng) (de), (fr) or contact the SDC programme manager Oona Gemsch