United Nations Development Programme

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United Nations Development Programme

Also called the UNDP. An organization within the United Nations that provides grants, training and other forms of assistance in developing countries. The UNDP promotes democratization, anti-poverty initiatives, and environmental protection, among other things. Its head is the third highest ranking official at the UN.
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(16) Arab Women Organization, Strategy of women development in the Arab world, (Cairo: AWO, 2002) and United Nations Development Fund for Women/UNIFEM).
UN Women merges and will build on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system which focus exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment which are : The Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW, established in 1946), Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI, established in 1997), United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, established in 1976), UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW, established in 1976) .
The investor initiative is a response to a set of women's empowerment principles developed by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the United Nations Global Compact.
The United Nations Development Fund (UNDP), the World Bank and the Islamic Development Fund are among leading organizations taking part in the conference, which will discuss a total of 177 projects worth 4.2 billion dollars.
Summary: Rabat - Morocco and the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) signed, Monday in Rabat, an agreement on a programme for supporting the implementation of the Family Code through the facilitation of women's access to justice services.
UN Women will merge the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) with its three existing sister UN entities working on gender issues--the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI), and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW).
In this context, the OAS recently signed a collaboration agreement with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) which formalizes and supports the ability of UNIFEM, OAS, and the OAS Inter-American Commission of Women (CIM) to effect change.
* The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has anti-TIP programs that support women's political and social empowerment.
Before UN Women, the main agencies involved in women's issues were the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Gender Issues (OSAGI), the Division for the Advancement of Women (DAW), and the International Research, and the Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (INSTRAW).
Earlier Davis, 54, has worked to promote the cause-she is involved in the United Nations Development Fund for Women and is founder of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, which encourages film and TV writers to create more roles for the fairer sex.
The UNFPA began operations in 1969 as the United Nations Fund for Population Activities (the name was changed in 1987) under the administration of the United Nations Development Fund. In 1971, it was placed under the authority of the United Nations General Assembly.
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