UN Women is the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with government, civil society and other relevant actors.
In Nepal, UN Women is currently implementing its 2014-17 Strategic Note and Annual Work plan which incorporates several thematic areas, including economic empowerment, governance and leadership, ending violence against women and girls, and peace and security. Across all its work, UN Women applies its normative and coordination mandates, and works through strategic partnerships. UN Women is also engaged in the gender responsive disaster risk reduction.
A new portfolio of strategic partnership and resource mobilization has been created in UN Women Nepal Country Office (NCO) in 2016 to develop, implement, monitor the partnership focusing on civil society, private sector, media, men and boys and donor/partners. UN Women will also engage partners by leveraging HeForShe, Planet 50-50, and Impact 10x10x10 campaigns. The purpose of this internship is to provide support to the Strategic Partnership and Resource Mobilization related activities of the NCO. The intern will receive overall supervision from Strategic Partnership Specialist.