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Doing Global Good – Gender Issues

October 9, 2011

This blog entry is written by members of our blogging community and expresses those experts’ views alone.

Gender Issues – by Dr. George A. Garland –

Dr. Garland is Treasurer of the UNA Southern New York State Division

http://www.unwomen.org/ United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women  The United Nations General Assembly created UN Women in  July 2010 from four previously distinct parts of the UN system:

  • Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW)
  • International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW)
  • Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
  • United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM)

The role of UN Women in the Millennium Development goals is given at http://www.unifem.org/gender_issues/millennium_development_goals/.

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