Study Guide UN Women

You are interested in how women’s rights standards are set and monitored and how civil society organizations cooperate to achieve their goals? UN women will help you get a grasp on the topic of inequality and discrimination.

Created in 2010 the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, short UN Women, is a young body. It’s main goals are to eliminate discrimination against women and girls, achieving equality between men and women, and empower women in including but not limited to political, economic, and social environments. Respect for human rights and inclusion of women in humanitarian actions, development projects, peace processes and many more is of vital importance.

Topic A: Women in post-conflict situations – their role in transitional justice and in post-conflict governmental structures

With Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security that was unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council in 2000, the importance of the participation of women and the inclusion of gender perspectives in post-conflict peacebuilding and governance processes has officially been recognized. While some progress has been achieved since then, women are still often overseen in post-conflict situations and the crucial role they can and should play in building up stabilizing structures is often ignored. During BIMUN 2017, we will discuss the reasons for this and together will try to find solutions that will ensure the systematic inclusion of women in transitional justice processes and the set-up of post-conflict governmental structures.

Topic B: The Role of Women in Climate Change

In most countries, women are more involved in agriculture than men and thus more dependent on natural resources for their livelihood. In combination with social, economic and political barriers many women still have to face worldwide, they are in general more vulnerable to the effects of climate change than men.

Let’s take on the challenge at BIMUN Conference 2017 as members of UN Women to develop gender specific strategies, ensuring that especially rural women’s voices in development countries will not be overheard, securing equal participation in decision making processes, and making women effective actors in climate change.

 

Country Matrix

*Experienced delegates

Antigua and Barbuda Brazil Chile People’s Republic of China Comoros
Croatia Denmark El Salvador France Gabon
Germany* Liberia Nigeria* Norway Pakistan
Republic of Korea Russian Federation Rwanda Samoa Tunisia
United Arab Emirates United States of America* Yemen
  • Haiti (Observer)
  • South Sudan (Observer)

Please note that all countries that are crossed have already been allocated.