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This guide presents United Nations resources and selected materials from other sources covering issues related to women's rights and gender equality.

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UN Women Watch

Women Watch, an initiative of the Inter-agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE), is "the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system."

The following are the latest headlines from the 'UN gender equality news feed', a collaborative effort by UN entities that are members of IANWGE:

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International Geneva Gender Champions

International Geneva 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 Geneva Gender Champions are leaders of many International Organizations, including UNOG Director-General Michael Møller.

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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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