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The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women will be operational from 1st January 2011. The UN Women was created by the United Nations General Assembly on 2 July 2010 to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide.It is a result of years of negotiations between UN Member S tastes and advocacy by the global women’s movement and is also a part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact.UN Women will merge and build on the important work of the following four previously distinct parts ,which focus exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment:Division for the Advancement Women,International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women,United Nations Development Fund for Women,Women will work with UN partners at the regional and country levels to ensure that demand for technical expertise from national partners and regional organization s are met. A t the country level, it will provide technical and financial support to national partners, helping them to develop the ability to address their priority challenges. UN Women will also support UN Country Teams to strengthen and coordinate action on gender equality. It will enhance, not replace, efforts by other parts of the UN system ,which will continue to have responsibility to work for gender equality and women’s empowerment in their areas of expertise.Women will provi de substantive support to UN bodies on all aspects of gender equality issues.

UNWOMEN ,   (2010 )
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 UNWOMEN : Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
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