Video: In Historic Move, UN Creates Single Entity to Promote Women’s Empowerment

Date: Friday, July 2, 2010

[Reprinted from UN Webcast.]

In a bid to accelerate the empowerment of women and girls, the General Assembly today voted unanimously create a dynamic new entity that merges four separate United Nations offices focusing on gender equality.

To be known as UN Women, the historic new body will become operational in January and is the result of years of negotiations among Member States and advocacy by the global women's rights movement.