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The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels. UN Women works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Established in 2010, UN Women: (1) supports the Commission on the Status of Women, the Economic and Social Council and the United Nations General Assembly in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms; (2) helps Member States implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support; (3) holds the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress; and (4) forges effective partnerships with civil society.
UN Women stands behind women's equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on five priority areas to unlock rapid transformation: (1) increasing women’s participation and leadership; (2) ending violence against women; (3) engaging women in all aspects of peace and security processes; (4) enhancing women's economic empowerment; and (5) making gender equality central to national development planning and budgeting.
United Nations Global Compacthttp://www.unglobalcompact.org
International Labour Organizationhttp://www.ilo.org
The International Labour Organization (ILO) is devoted to promoting social justice and internationally recognized human and labour rights, pursuing its founding mission that labour peace is essential to prosperity. Today, the ILO helps advance the creation of decent work and the economic and working conditions that give working people and business people a stake in lasting peace, prosperity and progress. Its tripartite structure provides a unique platform for promoting decent work for all women and men. Its main aims are to promote rights at work, encourage decent employment opportunities, enhance social protection and strengthen dialogue on work-related issues. More
The International Trade Centrehttp://www.intracen.org
The International Trade Centre (ITC) is a joint agency of World Trade Organization and the United Nations. ITC’s mission is to foster inclusive and sustainable growth and development through trade and international business development. ITC’s aim is for business in developing countries to become more competitive in global markets, speeding economic development and contributing to the achievement of United Nations’ MDGs . ITC focuses on its areas of expertise including strengthening the integration of the business sector into the global economy, improving the performance of trade and investment support institutions for the benefit of SMEs, and enhancing the abilities of trade support institutions to better support them and improving the international competitiveness of SMEs. ITC connects its projects and programmes with the global effort to achieve Aid for Trade agenda.
OECD Development Centrehttp://www.facebook.com/Wikigender
The United Nations Capital Development Fundhttp://www.uncdf.org
The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is the UN’s capital investment agency for the world’s 48 least developed countries. It creates new opportunities for poor people and their small businesses by increasing access to microfinance and investment capital. UNCDF focuses on Africa and the poorest countries of Asia, with a special commitment to countries emerging from conflict or crisis. It provides seed capital – grants and loans – and technical support to help microfinance institutions reach more poor households and small businesses, and local governments finance the capital investments – water systems, feeder roads, schools, irrigation schemes – that will improve poor peoples’ lives. UNCDF programmes help to empower women, and are designed to catalyze larger capital flows from the private sector, national governments and development partners, for maximum impact toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Developmenthttp://unctad.org/
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) promotes development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy. The goals of this knowledge-based institution are to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies, especially trade policy, and international action are mutually supportive of sustainable development.
The organization works to fulfill this mandate by (i) serving as a forum for intergovernmental deliberations; (ii) undertaking research, policy analysis and data collection for the debates of government representatives and experts; and (iii) providing technical assistance tailored to the specific requirements of developing and least developed countries.
United Nations Development Programmehttp://www.undp.org
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) partners with people at all levels of society to help build nations that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. On the ground in 177 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations. UNDP works in four main areas: poverty reduction and achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); democratic governance; crisis prevention and recovery; environment and sustainable development. In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women.
United Nations Industrial Development Organizationhttp://www.facebook.com/UNIDO.HQ
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability in developing countries and economies in transition.
The Organization is recognized as a specialized and efficient provider of key services meeting the interlinked challenges of reducing poverty through productive activities, integrating developing countries in global trade through trade capacity-building, fostering environmental sustainability in industry, and improving access to clean energy.
United Nations World Tourism Organizationhttp://www.unwto.org
The World Bank Grouphttp://www.worldbank.org/gender
The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing and emerging countries around the world. We offer unique partnerships aimed at achieving two ambitious goals: Ending extreme poverty within a generation and boosting shared prosperity, both of which require the full and equal participation of men and women. As our 2012 World Development Report makes clear, gender equality is not only a core objective in its own right, but smart economics and a key driver of development.
Some of our operations that promote gender equity include:
Gender in Agriculture Partnershiphttp://www.egfar.org/our-work/transforming-institutions/gender-agriculture
GAP is an open and inclusive multi-stakeholder network for action on gender equity and women’s empowerment in agriculture, developed through the passion and commitment of individuals across many civil, private, governmental and inter-governmental institutions around the world.
GAP's mission is to place gender equity and women's empowerment at the heart of agricultural policy, research and development, capacity-development and institutional-building agendas. This means re-conceptualizing agriculture not only as a vehicle to produce food, other agricultural products and income, but also to ensure household and community well-being.
International Association for Feminist Economicshttp://www.feministeconomics.org
International Development Research Centerhttp://www.idrc.ca/
Women in Informal Employment – Globalizing & Organizinghttp://wiego.org
The Coca-Cola Companyhttp://www.5by20.com
5by20 is The Coca-Cola Company's ambitious global initiative to enable the economic empowerment of five million women entrepreneurs across the company's value chain by 2020. Specifically, that means the small businesses the company works with in over 200 countries around the world. From fruit farmers to artisans, this initiative aims to help women overcome the barriers they face to business success. 5by20 and The Coca-Cola Company are proud to be giving millions of women opportunities to build their businesses, support their families and build their communities, while inspiring more to do the same.
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq “MSFT”) is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.
Cherie Blair Foundation for Womenhttp://www.cherieblairfoundation/mentoring
Our mission is to provide women with the skills, technology, networks and access to capital that they need to become successful small and growing business owners, so that they can contribute to their economies and have a stronger voice in their societies. We help fill the gap in the economy known as the ‘missing middle’ – small and growing businesses. The women we work with have the potential to take the next step towards becoming successful entrepreneurs or are running small businesses that have already had some success but are struggling to sustain their position or expand. By focusing on women who have already achieved a level of success, we’re helping women to create employment opportunities and contribute to their economies.
Equal Futures Partnership
The Equal Futures Partnership is an innovative multilateral initiative that was launched in 2012 to empower women economically and politically. A coalition of 26 countries and the European Union, Equal Futures partners have committed to breaking down barriers to women’s political and economic participation in their own countries. Each country participating in the Equal Futures Partnership works closely with civil society and other stakeholders to identify areas for action, including legal, regulatory, and policy reforms.View more details
Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Mediahttp://www.facebook.com/gdigm
The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media is the only research based organization working within the entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need for gender balance, reducing stereotyping and creating a wide variety of female characters for entertainment targeting children 11 and under.
In 2007, five international organizations—International IDEA, IPU, NDI, UNDP and UN Women— created the International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics), an online, interactive network that consolidates resources, expertise and social networks in order to enhance women’s access to information, provide them with a platform to share experiences and create new knowledge and dialogue on the promotion of women’s political participation.
The Joint Migration and Development Initiativehttp://www.migration4development.org
The Joint Migration and Development Initiative (JMDI) is funded by the European Union and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and implemented by UNDP as a joint initiative with the involvement of IOM, ITC-ILO, UNHCR, UNFPA and UN Women. All partners contribute through their institutional knowledge, expertise and extensive networks to ensure its success.
Mara Foundation is a social enterprise that focuses on fostering entrepreneurship in Africa through a myriad of programmes designed to address the complete life-cycle of an entrepreneur’s business idea.The Foundation works to create sustainable economic and business development opportunities for young entrepreneurs via Mara Mentor, Mara Launchpad, Mara Women and the Mara Ad-Venture Fund.
Trestle Group Foundationhttp://www.trestlegroupfoundation.org
Developed by entrepreneurs, for entrepreneurs, Trestle Group Foundation is an innovative nonprofit organization dedicated to creating and expanding sustainable economic opportunities in developing and emerging economies by supporting women-led businesses. Built on a new model of nonprofit support, and guided by the belief that entrepreneurship fuels the engine that drives economic opportunity, growth and social progress, the Foundation has been working to empower and accelerate women entrepreneurs in emerging economies since 2005.
Women's World Bankinghttp://www.facebook.com/womensworldbanking
World Pulse is a powerful online community of women and allies worldwide who speak out about today’s biggest challenges. We empower these leaders by advancing their digital skills to mobilize around the world and create real social transformation. Women are using WorldPulse.com to start movements and pressure global leaders to take a stand on the issues affecting their lives, ranging from the allocation of economic resources to securing leadership at all levels of society.
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