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UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN)

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.

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.  Website: www.unwomen.org/
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Using the international human rights system to protect and promote the rights of women migrant workers

27 November 2017 | Publisher: UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN) | Document type: Country Reports

Gender analysis of labour market outcomes in sub-Saharan Africa: Recent evidence from Cameroon and Mali

July 2017 | Publisher: UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN) | Document type: Country Reports

Reconfiguring care relationships: Ethiopian migrants in Australia and Lebanon

2017 | Publisher: UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN) | Document type: Country Reports

Neither heroines nor victims: Women migrant workers and changing family and community relations in Nepal

2017 | Publisher: UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN) | Document type: Country Reports

Mainstreaming migration into development planning from a gender perspective

2017 | Publisher: UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Making gender-responsive migration laws

2017 | Publisher: UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN) | Document type: Thematic Reports

Women's labour migration: An overview from Mexico, Moldova and the Philippines

2017 | Publisher: UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UNWOMEN) | Document type: Country Reports

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