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 Inventory of United Nations system activities to prevent and eliminate violence against women

Download the full Inventory (February 2014)

In February 2008, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Mr. Ban Ki-Moon, launched his Campaign "UNiTE to End Violence against Women", 2008-2015. Through the Campaign, the Secretary-General is spearheading the accelerated efforts of the United Nations system to address violence against women.

The entities of the United Nations system address violence against women through research and normative and policy development. They support Member States and other stakeholders in their efforts and provide services and other assistance to victims of violence, undertake advocacy and awareness-raising activities, implement innovative projects, as well as provide funding to various stakeholders for their activities. This inventory of United Nations system activities on violence against women is intended to strengthen the knowledge base on work that is being implemented by the system on this critical issue.

The inventory was first issued in July 2007, when departments and offices of the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds and programmes, specialized agencies, international financial institutions, as well as the International Organization for Migration, provided a baseline of their activities on violence against women. Subsequently, the inventory was updated in January 2008, September 2008, February 2009, September 2009, February 2010, September 2010, February 2011, February 2012, February 2013, and February 2014 on the basis of information provided by the entities.