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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

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 28 January 2020

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.

1The 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 of...
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