UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.

UN Women supports UN Member States as they set global standards for achieving gender equality, and works with governments and civil society to design laws, policies, programmes and services needed to ensure that the standards are effectively implemented and truly benefit women and girls worldwide. It works globally to make the vision of the Sustainable Development Goals a reality for women and girls and stands behind women’s equal participation in all aspects of life, focusing on four strategic priorities:

UN Women also coordinates and promotes the UN system’s work in advancing gender equality, and in all deliberations and agreements linked to the 2030 Agenda. The entity works to position gender equality as fundamental to the Sustainable Development Goals, and a more inclusive world.

Priorities as a partner of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Availability of gender statistics to monitor the SDGs will ensure that evidence of what works is provided; policies are implemented at the national and sub-national levels; leaders are held accountable for results.

Therefore our commitment is to support countries to ensure that gender statistics are available, accessible, and analyzed to inform policy making, advocacy, and accountability for delivering gender equality and women’s empowerment.