UN Women’s highlights from 2020–2021

Equality is our right and must be our future. As the leading United Nations agency for gender equality, UN Women works to develop and uphold standards and create an environment in which every woman and girl can exercise her human rights and live up to her full potential.

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic worsened gender inequalities everywhere. UN Women led immediate responses and provided long-term solutions. We acted through 88 field offices and partners from government ministries to grass-roots groups to international financial institutions.

Building on our long tradition of creating alliances, we launched our Generation Equality Campaign, which brought together governments, civil society, youth, businesses, and UN organizations, among others, to advance common goals and an ambitious agenda for change.

UN Women’s highlights from 2020–2021 samples our top 2020 results showing how UN Women has effectively delivered for women and girls around the world, and presents some of the people who have inspired us most over the past year.

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Subject area(s): Campaigns; COVID-19; Economic empowerment; Ending violence against women and girls; Gender equality and women’s empowerment; Generation Equality; Governance and national planning; Health; Humanitarian action; Leadership and political participation; Partnerships; Peace and security

Resource type: Annual reports

Series: UN Women annual report

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2021

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)