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  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

    • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP): Women's Empowerment
      www.undp.org/women ] Languages:  English 
      Set up in 1987, the Gender in Development Programme (GIDP) advises, supports and facilitates UNDP gender equality policy, dialogue and practice, and promotes the empowerment of women.
    • UNDP's Gender Equality Strategy
      www.undp.org ] Languages:  English | French | Spanish 
      Investing in women and girls is one of the fastest and best means of advancing human development for all. To ensure that UNDP is doing its part, a Global Gender Equality Retreat was organized in Rwanda, Kigali 21 - 25 April 2008. UNDP staff from all over the world took stock of progress in supporting developing countries to achieve the MDG on gender equality for future programme planning. Focus was on the implementation of the UNDP's new Gender Equality Strategy. UNDP, 2008

    • UNDP Gender Mainstreaming Fact Sheets
      www.undp.org ] Languages:  English 

  • United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
    UNV is the volunteer arm of the United Nations. Created by the UN General Assembly in 1970 to serve as an operational partner in development cooperation at the request of UN member states, it mobilizes qualified UN Volunteers and encourages people to become active in volunteering in their countries.

  • United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
    UNCDF works to reduce poverty in Least Developed Countries through a variety of innovative approaches in both local governance and microfinance initiatives.

  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
    The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) works jointly with developing countries to formulate strategies and action plans that integrate population concerns into their development efforts.

    • Promoting Gender Equality
      www.unfpa.org ] Languages:  English 
      UNFPA promotes legal and policy reforms and gender-sensitive data collection, and supports activities aimed at ensuring women's reproductive health and projects that empower women economically.

  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

    • Gender, Partnerships and Participation
      www.unicef.org ] Languages:  English 
      UNICEF programmes work in over 161 countries, areas and territories on solutions to problems plaguing poor children and their families and on ways to realize their rights. Gender concerns are among its key programme areas.

  • Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

  • United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-HABITAT)
    The United Nations Human Settlement Programme, UN-HABITAT, promotes socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter.

  • World Food Programme (WFP)
    UN frontline agency in the fight against global hunger: in 2002, WFP fed 72 million people in 82 countries, including most of the world's refugees and internally displaced people. Approximately 78% of recipients were women and children.

  • Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
    UNAIDS is the main advocate for global action on the epidemic, leading an expanded response aimed at preventing transmission of HIV, providing care and support, reducing the vulnerability of individuals and communities to HIV/AIDS, and alleviating the impact of the epidemic. The website includes information on gender and HIV/AIDS.

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