UN Women

International Development written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Rushanara Ali Rushanara Ali Shadow Minister (International Development)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to continue funding for UN Women after 2015.

Photo of Andrew Mitchell Andrew Mitchell The Secretary of State for International Development

In 2011 when UN Women was established, the Department for International Development, pledged funding via core support of £10 million for years 2011-12 and 2012-13, with a further indicative £10 million per year for the following two years based on reform against the four priorities set out in the Multi-lateral Aid Review (MAR).

We will continue to fund UN Women up till 2015, based on their ability to perform, but beyond that no decision has been taken as is the case for all UN Agencies that we support. This continued support reiterates the view that DFID has of the important role UN Women play globally on gender mainstreaming.

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