UN Women National Committees

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National Committees for UN Women are independent non-governmental organizations that support the mission of UN Women through their public awareness initiatives about UN Women and global women’s issues. This includes fundraising efforts such as contributions to the UN Trust Fund.

In 2017, support was received from the UN Women National Committees of Iceland, Japan, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the United States of America.

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The Chief of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women (UN Trust Fund), Ms. Aldijana Sisic, recently visited the office of UN Women’s National Committee in Iceland and had a fruitful exchange with Ms. Stella Samúelsdóttir, Executive Director and staff members, Ms. Snaedis Baldursdottir, Fundraising Manager, and Ms. Marta Goðadottir, Communications Manager about strengthening the partnership and keeping the people of Iceland better informed about the results achieved across the globe with their support.

A committed, long-term supporter of the UN Trust Fund for the past 15 years, the UN Women National Committee in Iceland contributes 25 per cent of funds raised to support the UN Trust Fund. The UN Trust Fund is grateful to the people of Iceland for their generous support and commitment to ending violence against women and girls.

The UN Women National Committee in Iceland recognizes that violence against women and girls is a human rights violation of pandemic proportions, and an impediment to gender equality, which drives their commitment to the Fund. As the UN Women Iceland National Committee prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary in 2019, we look forward to its continued growth and advocacy for resources to prevent and end violence against women and girls.

Historically, the UN Women National Committee in Iceland has contributed USD 1,386,816 to the UN Trust Fund.

UN Women Iceland National Committee and the Chief of the UN Trust Fund. Credit: Vesna Jaric/UN Trust Fund
The UN Trust Fund Chief (second from the left) visits the staff of the UN Women National Committee in Iceland. Photo: Vesna Jaric/UN Trust Fund/UN Women