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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women)

Stefanie Schmahl

Subject(s):
Women, rights — Universal international organizations

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (‘UN-Women’; ‘Entity’), with headquarters in New York, was created by United Nations General Assembly Resolution (UNGA Res) 64/289 of 21 July 2010 (UN Doc A/RES/64/289) as a result of the United Nations (UN) reform agenda that aimed to establish a system-wide coherence related to operational activities for development (see UNGA Res A/62/277 [15 September 2008] UN Doc A/RES/62/277 , and UNGA Res A/63/311 [2 October 2009] UN Doc A/RES/63/311 ). The former mandates, resources and functions...
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