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At the UN

We have increased financial support to the UN Development Fund for Women - UNIFEM.

· We are supporting the International Labour Organisation's programme "More and Better Jobs for Women" and funding the preparatory phase of an ILO project for eliminating trafficking in children in Asia.

· We are helping the World Health Organisation (WHO) to develop policy, guidelines, and training programmes for health workers to tackle practices prejudicial to the health of young girls, including female genital mutilation

· We work closely with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in many developing countries to promote women's equality and human and social development

· The UK plays an active role in key UN negotiations on gender equality, in the General Assembly, the Economic and Social Commission, and in following up on the resolutions of global conferences The Commission on the Status of Women is a particularly important forum

· We liaise closely with other UN agencies, including UNDP, UNICEF, and United Nations Fund for Population Activities (UNFPA), and have provided team members for UN field missions

· A senior DFID adviser with gender expertise has been posted to the UK Mission to the UN at New York