UN support for the rights of women began with the Organization’s founding Charter. Among the purposes of the UN declared in Article 1 of its Charter is “To achieve international co-operation … in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and for fundamental freedoms for all without distinction as to race, sex, language, or religion.”
The Women’s Committee’s mission is grounded in the same vision as UN Women which works for the: elimination of discrimination against women and girls; empowerment of women; and achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
UNA Women is a program of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) that will work to advance important and timely issues related to women and girls. UNA Women will advocate for UN programs that further women’s rights and empowerment internationally. Focus areas of UNA Women include political and economic empowerment, human rights, peace and security, violence against women, and national planning and budgeting. UNA Women is open to any current UNA-USA member.
The Kansas City Chapter of UNA-USA is currently forming a UNA Women committee. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to join.
Past UNA Women Events
Kristin Hetle (UN Women): 2013 UNA-USA Annual Meeting