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Region:Asia Pacific Current UN Women Plan Period Afghanisthan:2018-2022
i-icon World Bank Income Classification:Low Income The World Bank classifies economies for analytical purposes into four income groups: low, lower-middle, upper-middle, and high income. For this purpose it uses gross national income (GNI) per capita data in U.S. dollars, converted from local currency using the World Bank Atlas method, which is applied to smooth exchange rate fluctuations. i-icon Least Developed Country:Yes Since 1971, the United Nations has recognized LDCs as a category of States that are deemed highly disadvantaged in their development process, for structural, historical and also geographical reasons. Three criteria are used: per capita income, human assets, and economic vulnerability. i-icon Gender Inequality Index:0.575 GII is a composite metric of gender inequality using three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market. A low GII value indicates low inequality between women and men, and vice-versa. i-icon Gender Development Index:0.723 GDI measures gender inequalities in achievement in three basic dimensions of human development: health, education, and command over economic resources.
i-icon Population:209,497,025 Source of population data: United Nations, Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division (2022). World Population Prospects: The 2022 Revision Male:19,976,265 (9.5%) Female:189,520,760 (90.5%)
Map Summary
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9 Outcome and Organizational Results
$10.64 M Planned Budget
$7.49 M Actual Budget
$3.16 M Shortfall

Where the money goes in 2022


Financial flows in 2022 towards impact areas and systemic outcomes

Find out where UN Women's resources come from, where they go and how they are changing the lives of women and girls.
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Find out where UN Women's resources come from, where they go and how they are changing the lives of women and girls.

Budget sources Where resources
come from
Recipient regions Where resources go Impact areas What resources are
spent on
Systemic outcomes Which results are

About our work

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UN Women opened its regional office for the Americas and the Caribbean in 2013. To advance gender equality and women's empowerment, it focuses its work on the thematic areas: economic empowerment, leadership, and political participation, combating gender-based violence, peace and security, humanitarian action and disaster risk reduction. Operates in twelve countries and has non-resident agency in 8 more.

ACRO has strengthened global and regional intergovernmental processes through continued support to the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), UN strengthened co-coordination (ECLAC-UN Women) and hosting of Regional Women’s Conferences and regional CSW consultations since 2020 and continued substantive and political support to CEDAW and other HR bodies.

Through its regional role, integrates gender markers in joint work plans, and of a gender perspective as a guiding principle during the elaboration and implementation of cooperation frameworks. Efforts have reinforced UNW alliance with LAC Civil Society Organizations through regular meetings and regional dialogues. Other focus is on Care: 11 LAC countries are designing or starting to implement National Care Systems with UN Women support.

Disclaimer and notes
Revenue recognition per management accounts reporting (as per Revenue Management Policy). 2022 figures are preliminary, pending final audit.
Resources shown are only allocated towards development work.
The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.
References to Kosovo shall be understood to be in the context of United Nations Security Council resolution 1244 (1999).