UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programmes and strategies to foster women's empowerment and gender equality. Placing the advancement of women's human rights at the centre of all of its efforts, UN Women focuses its activities on four strategic areas:
UN Women was created by a UN General Assembly resolution in 1976, following a call from women's organisations attending the 1975 UN First World Conference on Women in Mexico City.
UN Women promotes women's empowerment, rights and gender equality globally, and through 15 regional offices and two country programme offices that support programmes within and among individual countries.
For more information on UN Women, please visit www.unifem.org
National Committees for UN Women
National Committees support the mission of UN Women through their dynamic membership programmes, public education about UN Women and global women's issues, and fundraising efforts to support UN Women programmes worldwide.
Currently, there are National Committees in 16 countries:
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