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Mission Statement

UN Women is the United Nations entity responsible for promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality. The current Executive Director of UN Women is South African Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who took office in August 2013.

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The USNC is one of 15 national committees that support UN Women in their mission towards gender equality and the empowerment of women globally.

USNC’s financial support and advocacy benefits UN Women projects, such as:

  • Opening women’s access to finance and expanding employment options in Pakistan, resulting in secure employment for 1,000 women and growing
  • Training more than 6,000 women in marketing and business management in Ethiopia
  • Extending paralegal services for survivors of domestic violence in the marginalized Roma communities of Bosnia and Herzegovina, leading to a 50-per-cent increase in requests for help
  • Launching "Safe Cities Free of Violence against Women and Girls" in several cities

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