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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%)
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7 Outcome and Organizational Results
$3.06 M Planned Budget
$2.90 M Actual Budget
$158.92 K 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
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Recipient regions Where resources go Impact areas What resources are
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About our work

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A land-locked central Balkans country of 7 million, Serbia is a signatory to important binding international documents that guarantee the equality of men and women and prohibit gender-based discrimination. These include the: Council of Europe’s Social Charter; European Convention on Human Rights; UN Convention on Civil and Political Rights; Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence (the Istanbul Convention); and the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).

The Constitution of Serbia, adopted in 2006, endorses equality for women and men, mandates equal opportunities policies, and prohibits direct and indirect discrimination, including discrimination based on sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital and family status.

In 2021, Serbia adopted a new Law on Gender Equality, the umbrella law in the field of protection of women's rights; the Law on Amendments to the Law on Prohibition of Discrimination; the Strategy for Preventing and Combating Gender-Based Violence and Domestic Violence for 2021 - 2025; and a new national Strategy for Gender Equality.

Despite the laws and policies promoting gender equality, women are under-represented in decision-making in all spheres of Serbia's social, economic, and political life.

Studies have found that half of women in Serbia have experienced domestic violence, and that women and Roma are most subject to discrimination. Discrimination and structural barriers lead to a gender pay gap and significantly lower labour force participation rates among women. Women also spend twice as much time as men in unpaid care work in the household.

Since 2006, the UN Women Programme Office in Serbia has supported national partners to meet Serbia’s national and international commitments on gender equality, particularly CEDAW and the National Strategy on Gender Equality and Improving the Status of Women.

UN Women in Serbia focuses on these areas fundamental to advancing equality for women and men and forging progress for all:

UN Women also chairs the UN Country Team Gender Theme Group for coordination, information sharing and joint actions of the UN in gender equality.

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).