UNWOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Agenda Item: "Empowerment of Women’s Position in Political and Social Life"

Under-Secretary-General: Şükran Adıyaman


UNWOMEN - The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women is one of the UN organizations, which is concerned with the a global equality and encouragement of women. It was developed to trigger progress on gender equality, women's empowerment and women's rights. UNWOMEN is a United Nations agency working for the empowerment of women and focuses on priority areas that are fundamental to women’s equality, and that can unlock progress across the board.

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities:

  • Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems
  • Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy
  • All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
  • Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts and humanitarian action

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