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:
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