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United Nations The United Nations (UN) was established following World War II to replace the League of Nations as the global intergovernmental body in an effort to ensure peace, to prevent another world war, and to create a forum... The United Nations (UN) was established following World War II to replace the League of Nations as the global intergovernmental body in an effort to ensure peace, to prevent another world war, and to create a forum for international diplomacy. The UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) was created by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1946 to provide recommendations and reports to the Council regarding the interests of women. It was designed to promote equality among women and men as well as address women's rights in political, social, civil, economic, and educational fields. The UN sponsored a "Decade for Women," 1975-1985 that included three major international women’s conferences and addressed policy issues related to women’s equality worldwide. A fourth major UN international women’s conference was held in Beijing in 1995. Show more Show less 1945 1
United Nations Development Fund for Women UNIFEM was established in 1976, and it supports financially and with technical assistanceactivities that promote gender equality and that work to end discrimination and violence againstwomen. 1976 3 3
United Nations World Conference on Human Rights, 2nd, Vienna, 14-25 June 1993 During June 1993, the United Nations held the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, Austria. The Conference reaffirmed the commitment to the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights and passed both the Vienna Declarat... During June 1993, the United Nations held the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, Austria. The Conference reaffirmed the commitment to the 1948 Declaration of Human Rights and passed both the Vienna Declaration and the Programme of Action as means of strengthening efforts to protect human rights globally. Show more Show less 10
United Nations World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women, 3rd : Nairobi : 1985 The United Nations held the third World Conference on Women in 1985 at Nairobi. The UN published the report from the conference: Forward-Looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women to the Year 2000. 1985 68
United Nations World Conference to Review and Appraise the Achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women, 4th : 1995 : Beijing, China The United Nations held the Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace in Beijing, China, in 1995. The main themes of the conference included women and poverty, education and traini... The United Nations held the Fourth World Conference on Women: Action for Equality, Development and Peace in Beijing, China, in 1995. The main themes of the conference included women and poverty, education and training of women, women and health, violence against women, women and armed conflict, women and the economy, women and decision-making, institutional gender mainstreaming, women and the media, women and the environment, and the girl-child. Most importantly, perhaps, the Beijing conference urged that the human rights of women and the girls be considered integral to universal human rights. This digital archive includes the Beijing Declaration and the Beijing Platform for Action, as well as selected country reports and reports of NGOs regarding progress on the status and advancement of women. Also included are the five-year reviews of the Declaration and Platform: Beijing +5, Beijing +10, and Beijing +15. Show more Show less 1995 118
United Nations. Commission on Human Rights The United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) was created as a UN body in 1946. In 2006, the UN General Assembly replaced the Commission with the Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Women and Social Movements Inte... The United Nations Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) was created as a UN body in 1946. In 2006, the UN General Assembly replaced the Commission with the Human Rights Council (UNHRC). Women and Social Movements International holds documents of the UNCHR that address questions of women's rights as human rights, including related material from the UN World Conference on Human Rights, Vienna (1993). Show more Show less 1946 3 12
United Nations. Commission on the Status of Women The UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) was created by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1946 to provide recommendations and reports to the Council regarding the interests of women. It is desig... The UN Commission on the Status of Women (UNCSW) was created by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1946 to provide recommendations and reports to the Council regarding the interests of women. It is designed to promote equality among women and men as well as address women's rights in political, social, civil, economic, and educational fields. The UNCSW functions to determine the priority theme of concern annually and makes recommendations to be implemented at international, national, regional, and local levels of governments and society. Women and Social Movements International includes a complete run of reports from the UNCSW sessions as well as material relating to the World Conferences on Women and the UN Decade for Women (UNDW). The 54th session of the UNCSW took place in March 2011. Show more Show less 1946 105 193
United Nations. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women The United Nations established the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in 1982 as a body of experts on global women's issues. The Committee analyzes the progress of women within nation state... The United Nations established the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women in 1982 as a body of experts on global women's issues. The Committee analyzes the progress of women within nation states that ratified the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Women and Social Movements International includes official reports related to both the Convention and the Committee. Show more Show less 1982 4 35
United Nations. Decade for Women The 1975 World Conference of Women held in Mexico City recommended that the years 1976-1985 be recognized as a Decade for Women, addressing action items related to the needs and status of women as well as the relate... The 1975 World Conference of Women held in Mexico City recommended that the years 1976-1985 be recognized as a Decade for Women, addressing action items related to the needs and status of women as well as the related themes of equality, peace, and development. World Conferences of Women were held in 1980 in Copenhagen as well as in 1985 in Nairobi to assess progress and make further recommendations on strategies for the advancement of women. Women and Social Movements International includes material from the Decade and from the three World Conferences of Women held in this period. It highlights official documents and reports as well as material from nongovernmental organizations and individuals participating in Decade activities. A good proportion of related material comes from the Mildred A. Persinger collection at Hollins University. Show more Show less 1976 11 50
United Nations. General Assembly The United Nations (UN) was established following World War II to replace the League of Nations as the global intergovernmental body in an effort to ensure peace, to prevent another world war, and to create a forum... The United Nations (UN) was established following World War II to replace the League of Nations as the global intergovernmental body in an effort to ensure peace, to prevent another world war, and to create a forum for international diplomacy. Show more Show less 1945 18 41
United Nations. World Conference of the Decade for Women : Copenhagen, Denmark, 1980 The United Nations held the second World Conference on Women in 1980 at Copenhagen, known formally as the World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women. Held five years after Mexico City, the Copenhagen co... The United Nations held the second World Conference on Women in 1980 at Copenhagen, known formally as the World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women. Held five years after Mexico City, the Copenhagen conference was designed to assess the 1975 Plan of Action and to adjust it as needed. The Copenhagen conference assessed the main themes of Mexico City (equality, development, and peace), while identifying key subthemes as important components of the Decade for Women: employment, health, and education. Women and Social Movements International includes numerous published documents and a slideshow prepared after the conference by the International Women's Tribune Centre. Show more Show less 1980 2 139
United States. Women's Bureau The United States government created the Women's Bureau within the Department of Labor in 1920. While the Women's Bureau is concerned mostly with domestic issues, Women and Social Movements International includes do... The United States government created the Women's Bureau within the Department of Labor in 1920. While the Women's Bureau is concerned mostly with domestic issues, Women and Social Movements International includes documents published by the Women's Bureau regarding transnational and international aspects of women and policy, particularly material that engages discussions of the Western Hemisphere. Show more Show less 1920 6