UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

UN Women – United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

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 On Guinea’s Tristao Islands, the NGO Partenariat Recherches Environnement Medias uses a grant from UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality to help rural women generate income and improve community life PHOTO: UN Women/Joe Saade
Rights, results and resilience: Implementing the 2030 Agenda

UN Women's 2016-2017 Annual Report showcases the many ways in which we support work at country and global level to turn the aims of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development into results for women and girls worldwide. More

  • High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

    Editorial spotlight: The High-level Political Forum

    During the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development from 10 – 19 July, UN Women highlighted how the SDGs work for women. More

  • SDG 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

    Achieving gender equality and sustainable development by 2030 will require stepping up efforts at all fronts. UN Women works to empower women and girls through all of its programmes and advocacy. More

  • Infographic: Spotlight on SDG 5

    This thematic spotlight is part of a series showcasing where women and girls stand against select SDG targets. More

  • “From where I stand” editorial series

    From where I stand...

    This editorial series captures the unique and powerful stories of people around the world, through compelling first-person accounts of their daily sustainable development challenges, and how they are bringing about change. More

  • Flagship programming initiatives

    Flagship programmes

    Using a human-rights-based approach focused on strengthening the voice of women and girls, UN Women has developed 12 flagship programmes that seek to remove structural barriers to gender equality and women’s empowerment, in line with sustainable development. More

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  • Making the SDGs count for women and girls with disabilities

    Issue brief: Making the SDGs count for women and girls with disabilities
    In line with several critical areas under thematic review at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in 2017, this issue brief underlines the need to mainstream disability into all efforts to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment (SDG 5); highlights key issues for ending poverty (SDG 1) and ensuring healthy lives (SDG 3) for women and girls with disabilities; and calls for closing data gaps on gender and disability. More

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Statement on the continued detention of women human rights activists in Turkey
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. (Photo: Marco Grob.)

In a statement on the continued detention of women human rights activists in Turkey, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka calls for immediate release of the arrested activists and for support of those, like women’s human rights defenders, who work for the good of their societies. More

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SDG 5: Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls

The sustainable development goals seek to change the course of the 21st century, addressing key challenges such as poverty, inequality, and violence against women. This animated video outlines the key targets of the stand-alone goal on gender equality and women's empowerment, also a precondition for achieving all goals.

Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality