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We are UN Women, the only global agency dedicated to gender equality

Our aim is to remove the social and cultural barriers that prevent women and girls from achieving their potential. 

In the UK, UN Women is represented through the National Committee, and we focus on awareness, advocacy and activation.

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Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world

The High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), the main UN process for the review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), met at the UN Headquarters in New York from 10 – 19 July, 2017.

Achieving gender equality and empowerment of all women and girls is a stand-alone goal – Goal 5 of the SDGs. It is also a key part of all the other goals, so that the SDGs make a real difference in the lives of women and girls everywhere.

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Female millennials blaze business trail

Increasing numbers of women are launching businesses in the UK, but female entrepreneurs face many challenges – especially when it comes to funding. In recognition of International Youth Day on August 12th, UN Women NC UK spoke to three female millennial entrepreneurs about what inspired them to start their businesses and the challenges they overcame.

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Help us create a brighter future for women and girls worldwide

There are many ways to get involved and start making a difference today – from donating money, to fundraising by running a marathon or organising a brunch with your friends, plus much more! 

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Our partnership network

In 2012, we brought together our corporate partners as the Corporate Advisory Group. Today, our network of private sector supporters and partners is much wider, and even more central to our work. Take a look at the ways your company can become a member of our partner network and can commit to helping us move towards gender equality in the UK and abroad.

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  • Trustees attend ‘Voice At The Table’ conference

    The Voice at The Table conference celebrated real women and men, and their great achievements at work.

    July 2017
  • World Refugee Day Statement

    We must bring women’s voices, knowledge and leadership to the heart of humanitarian action.

    June 2017

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International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

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International Day against Nuclear Tests

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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

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World Humanitarian Day

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International Youth Day

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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

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