System-wide coherence, A/RES/64/289
On 2 July 2010, the General Assembly adopted resolution 64/289, creating the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, known as UN Women. In doing so, Member States took a historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.
The creation of UN Women was part of the UN’s reform agenda, which worked towards bringing together UN resources and mandates for greater impact. UN Women aims to be a dynamic and strong champion for women and girls, providing them with a powerful voice at the global, regional and local levels; with a particular focus on eliminating gender-based discrimination against women and girls, empowering women, and achieving equality between women and men.