United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women

Specialized

Topic A

Political Influence of Women

Backgrounder coming soon

Topic B

Rights of LGBTQ Women

Backgrounder coming soon

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Dais team

Stephanie Chang

Director

Eric Birzneck

Chair

Margaret Yan

Chair

About

UN Women

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, or UN Women, was founded in 2010 and seeks to empower female-identifying individuals throughout all UN Member States. The committee’s mandate is focused on providing economic, social, governmental, and humanitarian support to achieve gender equality across the globe. UN Women aims to give women the right to lead in government, access safe and fair workplaces, receive basic education, and live free of violence. Within the United Nations, this committee is primarily tasked with drafting policies alongside inter-governmental organizations including the Commission on the Status of Women, aiding in countries’ implementation of laws promoting women’s rights, and actively recording the UN’s progress in combating gender issues.

Delegates are encouraged to research and debate from a non-Eurocentric perspective, with consideration of the various environments that women face daily on a global scale. While the committee is unable to directly impose laws against the will of nations, delegates are advised to take into account the power of UN Women to protect and equip women in all stages of life, whether that be in a governmental position of authority, refugee camps, or conflict zones