Wednesday, 14 July 2010

UN Women!

On 2 July, the United Nations General Assembly finally decided to establish UN Women, a merger of four existing UN structures for the advancement of women - UNIFEM, DAW, OSAGI and INSTRAW - with a US$ 500 million budget. That is only half of what the campaigners for UN Women had asked for, but a fair start. For more information, I recommend the special issue of the UNIFEM e-newsletter Currents.

1 comment:

Henriette said...

this is what one calls "economies of scale", but still good that there will be more organisational cohesion. thanks for the information