UN Women Transforming Equality
“…the results for the cost-effi ciency of programs were found to be positive, and a key factor… is the ability to achieve more with limited resources.”
~ OECD’s 2015 Development Eff ectiveness Review of UN Women
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women). In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organisation’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
UN Women merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system: 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); and United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).