What is the News? India contributes USD 300,000 to the UN Women to support gender equality and women empowerment.
About UN Women:
- UN Women is the United Nations entity, dedicated to promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women.
- Headquarter: New York
- Established in: 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly to accelerate the progress on meeting women’s needs worldwide.
- UN Women formed by merging the four previously distinct parts of the UN system which are:
- 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)
- Objectives of UN Women:
- 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 the 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.
- Furthermore, to hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality. It includes regular monitoring of system-wide progress.
- Headquarters: New York, United States
Source: The Hindu