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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

Stefanie Schmahl

Subject(s):
Indigenous peoples — Women, rights

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 Development Fund for Women (‘UNIFEM’; ‘Fund’), which was dissolved in December 2010, emerged from the Voluntary Fund for the UN Decade for Women (UNGA Res 31/133 [16 December 1976] UN Doc A/RES/31/133), which in turn had proceeded from the Voluntary Fund for the International Women’s Year founded by the Economic and Social Council Resolution 1850 (LVI) of 16 May 1974 . From the time of its establishment on 1 July 1985 (see UNGA Res 40/104 [13 December 1985] UN Doc A/RES/40/104 para. 1 ) until its merger into the United Nations Entity for...
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