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UN Women Annual Report 2012

UN Women Annual Report 2012

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Published by N R Dewi Nurmayani
The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information.

About UN Women :

UN Women Brochure
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment:

- Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)

- International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)

- Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)

- United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

The main roles of UN Women are:

- To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms.

- To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society.

- To hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

Meeting the Needs of the World’s Women

Over many decades, the UN has made significant progress in advancing gender equality, including through landmark agreements such as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth.

Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often denied access to basic education and health care. Women in all parts of the world suffer violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.

For many years, the UN has faced serious challenges in its efforts to promote gender equality globally, including inadequate funding and no single recognized driver to direct UN activities on gender equality issues.

UN Women was created to address such challenges. It will be a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels.

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, works for the:

- elimination of discrimination against women and girls;

- empowerment of women; and

- achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information.

About UN Women :

UN Women Brochure
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.
In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system, which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment:

- Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)

- International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)

- Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)

- United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

The main roles of UN Women are:

- To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms.

- To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society.

- To hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

Meeting the Needs of the World’s Women

Over many decades, the UN has made significant progress in advancing gender equality, including through landmark agreements such as the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

Gender equality is not only a basic human right, but its achievement has enormous socio-economic ramifications. Empowering women fuels thriving economies, spurring productivity and growth.

Yet gender inequalities remain deeply entrenched in every society. Women lack access to decent work and face occupational segregation and gender wage gaps. They are too often denied access to basic education and health care. Women in all parts of the world suffer violence and discrimination. They are under-represented in political and economic decision-making processes.

For many years, the UN has faced serious challenges in its efforts to promote gender equality globally, including inadequate funding and no single recognized driver to direct UN activities on gender equality issues.

UN Women was created to address such challenges. It will be a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels.

Grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the UN Charter, UN Women, among other issues, works for the:

- elimination of discrimination against women and girls;

- empowerment of women; and

- 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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ANNUAL REPORT 2011-2012
 
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UN Women is the UN organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowermentof women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established toaccelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achievinggender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies,programmes and services needed to implement these standards. It stands behindwomen’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’seconomic empowerment; and making gender equality central to national developmentplanning and budgeting. UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’swork in advancing gender equality.
Cover: Women in Cairo’s Tahrir Square were amongthose driving forward the Arab Spring revolts with theircalls for economic and political justice.
 
Annual Report 2011-2012
Foreword 2A World in Balance Requires Gender Equality 4Standards for Advancement 6Priority Areas of Intervention
Leaders of Change 8Towards Economic Opportunity 10Free from Violence 12Essential for Peace 14Plans for Equality 16Partnership for Empowerment 18The UN Women Fund for Gender Equality 20The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women 22
Financial Statement 24
UN WOMEN ANNUAL REPORT 2011-20121

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