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UN Women Watch

UN Women Watch

UN Women Watch presents "curated news and events on gender equality from across the United Nations."

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United Nations Office at Geneva Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

International Gender Champions - Geneva

International Gender Champions

International Gender Champions is a network of senior leaders working to advance gender equality in the executive management of their institutions and their programmatic work through concrete and measurable commitments.  Among the International Gender Champions - Geneva are leaders of many International Organizations, Permanent Missions, and civil society entities, including UNOG Director-General Michael Møller.


International Observances and Other Events

UN PhotoINTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY (8 March) was first celebrated by the United Nations in 1975, during International Women's Year. In December 1977, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming a United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace to be observed on any day of the year by Member States, in accordance with historical and national traditions.

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