UN and international action

The work of UN Women

The UN General Assembly established UN Women as the UN entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, with a role to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

The work of UN Women is broad and involves making progress in these areas :

Find out more about the work of UN women from the UN women website

UN Factsheets about the status of women

The UN Human Rights Office has produced some factsheets about the relevance of gender to other human rights issues and areas of UN work. You can download these here:

Videos: 'Stories on Human Rights'

"Art for the World" together with OHCHR  produced a series of short films "Stories on Human Rights by Filmmakers and Artists". Some of these address women's issues, and are available on YouTube:


Last Updated: 13 May 2014