UN Women Background:
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Unit/ Project Background:
About the HeForShe movement
Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform where a global audience can engage and become change agents for the achievement of gender equality in our lifetime. This requires an innovative, inclusive approach that mobilizes people of every gender identity and expression as advocates, and acknowledges the ways that we all benefit from this equality. HeForShe invites people around the world to stand together as equal partners to craft a shared vision of a gender equal world and implement specific, locally relevant solutions for the good of all of humanity. To learn more visit: http://www.heforshe.org
We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic intern to work directly under the supervision of the IMPACT 10x10x10 Lead and provide integral support to this initiative. Ranging from working with high profile global organizations to leading institutions; intern must have a can-do-attitude and be able to thrive in a fast-paced environment. This is a six-month internship.
Duties and Responsibilities
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Core Values and Guiding Principles:
Respect for diversity:
Commitment to Learning:
Planning and Organizing:
Required Skills and Experience
*Interns are not financially remunerated by UN Women*
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
UN Women Internship Policy:
Applicants to the United Nations internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
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