UN Women

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UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.


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 implement these standards.

It stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas: increasing women’s leadership and participation; ending violence against women; engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; enhancing women’s economic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.

UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality.


Aims of UN Women

  • Increasing women’s leadership and participation;
  • Ending violence against women and girls;
  • Engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes and humanitarian action;
  • Enhancing women’s economic empowerment;
  • Making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.

 

Candidates currently not working at the United Nations are strongly encouraged to apply for the roles below:

Why Goal 5 matters

The targets of proposed Goal 5, on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls, are measurable and attainable. This comprehensive goal includes nine targets that largely reflect UN Women’s proposals. Full implementation of this goal matters because it has the potential to transform unequal power relations between women and men and address structural barriers impeding progress.

These targets seek to:

  • End all forms of discrimination against all women and girls everywhere. Laws and policies need to be urgently reviewed, amended or abolished as a first step towards achieving substantive gender equality, complemented by measures to change discriminatory social norms and practices.
  • Eliminate all forms of violence against all women and girls in public and private spheres, including trafficking and sexual exploitation. This is also central to eradicating poverty and realizing sustainable development, peace and security, and human rights.
  • Eliminate all harmful practices, such as child, early and forced marriage and female genital mutilations. This can be achieved through legal reforms, policies and protection measures, community mobilization and engagement of religious and community leaders, as well as those affected.
  • Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies. Such work must be reduced and redistributed between households and the State (through the provision of services and infrastructure) and between women and men.
  • Ensure women’s effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life. For democratic accountability and legitimacy, women’s full involvement is key in implementing the new development agenda.
  • Ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. Women have the right to live free of discrimination and violence, and to control and decide freely on matters related to their sexuality, including sexual and reproductive health. For this, they need access to essential information, education and services.
  • Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources. This is essential for their economic security and status, for decent work, sustainable livelihoods and to ensure an adequate standard of living.
  • Enhance the use of enabling technologies, in particular, information communication technologies (ICTs), to promote women’s empowerment. Access to quality infrastructure and technology is key to improving women’s formal employment and entrepreneurship opportunities and reducing unpaid care work.
  • Adopt and strengthen policies and legislation for the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls at all levels. National legislation must guarantee equal rights, aligned with international standards.

All goals and targets outlined in the draft outcome document “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” will be formally adopted by world leaders at a United Nations Summit in New York from 25-27 September 2015.


New York, United States
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Under the supervision of the Policy Specialist on Violence against Women Data, UN Women is seeking to hire a consultant to technically contribute to the implementation of the Joint Programme on VAW Data, as well as other VAW data and research activities of the Section, in particular those related to the Spotlight Initiative.
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Gender Audit Consultant/Humanitarian Sector Consultancy to conduct a gender audit of two selected sectors of the humanitarian response. Background. UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. UN Women places women’s rights at the center of all its interventions and leads and coordinates United Nations System efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Government efforts on empowerment of women and gender equality building effective partnership with civil society and other relevant actors.
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Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director/Deputy Country Director, the Executive Associate ensures effective and efficient functioning of the CD and DCD office, full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made.
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Duties and Responsibilities: Description of Responsibilities. Under the supervision of the Civil Society Division, the intern shall perform the following assignments, which may vary in accordance with the priorities of the Division: Assist with the strategic outreach to civil society partners (women’s rights organizations, youth led organizations, men and boys’ groups, grassroots organizations, trade unions, refugee and migrant groups, disability organizations, faith-based actors, etc.), by researching and mapping of CSO partnerships and initiatives around CSW.
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1. Project Manage the Stop TB/GDF Launchpad, coordinating with all GDF teams to meet internal timelines and donor deadlines. Implement, update, and improve tools to track the project’s progress, including maintaining project-management tools; Monitor development of procurement supply and transition plans for new product introduction. Current focus on monitoring and reporting demand and uptake of child-friendly formulations of second-line anti-TB Medicines, including clofazimine and demand, and 2019 WHO DR-TB Guidelines. Focus areas will change as new products are lanched and new WHO recommendations are published.
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Consultant. UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
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2 National Consultants for Administrative Support (Turkish Nationals Only). The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Permanent
Competitive
International Consultant - Behavioural Insights Specialist. UN Women is committed to ensuring equal participation of women in the labour market, and equal opportunities for girls and boys, women and men when it comes to education and work.
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UN Special Assistant to the Director of Programme and Policy Division: Provide coordination and liaison support to the Director in the strategic management of the Division.
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Partnerships and Resource Mobilization Specialist: Manage the external relations and overall partnership of assigned funding partner portfolio.
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Digital Communications Specialist - Home based
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Beira, Mozambique
Contract
Competitive
Gender Specialist (GREPOC)
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Company Statistics

Date Established

2010

Member States

45

Headquarters

New York, United States

Number of employees

1001 - 5000