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Improvement in the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (2017)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

This report (A/72/220) provides information on the status of women in the United Nations system during the reporting period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015, including on progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance and up-to-date statistics and recommendations for accelerating progress. More

UN Women Eastern and Southern Africa Publications Reader Survey Report

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The survey confirms that UN Women publications are widely useful to a diverse audience including the UN agencies, NGOs and CSOs, policy makers, development agencies, private sector agencies, academic institutions and gender equality and women’s empowerment advocates. From the study it was clear that UN Women publications and studies on gender equality and women's empowerment issues have been responsible for many improvements in the quality of life for women and girls. The respondents affirmed having used re-search and evidence from the studies in development interventions and policy-making processes aimed at improving the lives of women and girls through more effective policies that respond to regional priorities and use resources more efficiently to better meet citizens’ needs in various perspectives of gender equality and women’s empowerment. More

Fund for Gender Equality 2015 annual report

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Fund for Gender Equality is UN Women’s leading global grant-making mechanism dedicated to support women-led civil society organizations to propel women’s economic and political empowerment in support of the 2030 Development Agenda. This report highlights key aggregated results from the 2015 active programmes, presents the main lessons learned from the Fund’s knowledge initiatives and introduces its new portfolio 2016–2018 of 24 programmes poised to contribute to 11 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). More

UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women annual report 2015

Thursday, June 30, 2016

The UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women 2015 annual report describes the impact and key achievements of the Fund in 2015 and highlights some of its key results over the past 20 years. More

Equal representation of women through the lens of leadership and organizational culture - Expert Group Meeting

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Women continue to be underrepresented within UN senior level positions. Enacting an organizational cultural shift that enables the meaningful representation of women is predicated on effective leadership. The Expert Group Meeting (EGM) formulated strategic recommendations on advancing the equal representation of women in the UN system specifically through the lens of leadership and organizational culture. More

Fund for Gender Equality 2014 annual report

Thursday, July 23, 2015

In 2014, UN Women's Fund for Gender Equality (FGE) supported 67 active programmes in 60 countries and reached over 310,000 direct beneficiaries. The 2014 Annual report highlights key aggregated results of FGE's active programmes, lessons learned from grantees and emerging promising practices in the strategies used by its partners. More

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

Monday, April 27, 2015

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far-reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. Through solid in-depth analysis and data, this evidence-based report provides key recommendations on moving towards an economy that truly works for women, for the benefit of all. More

Summary Report: The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action turns 20

Friday, February 20, 2015

Progress, challenges and lessons learned on realizing gender equality, the empowerment of women and human rights of women and girls in the post-2015 context are analysed in this summary of the Report of the Secretary-General on the 20-year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, prepared by UN Women. More

The World Survey on the role of women in development 2014: Gender equality and sustainable development

Thursday, October 16, 2014

The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development is a UN Secretary-General report mandated by the Second Committee of the General Assembly and comes out every five years. The 2014 report focuses on gender equality and sustainable development, with chapters on the green economy and care work, food security, population dynamics, and investments for gender-responsive sustainable development. More

Improvement in the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (2014)

Monday, August 25, 2014

This report (A/69/346) provides information on the status of women in the United Nations system during the reporting period from 31 December 2011 to 31 December 2013, including on progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance and up-to-date statistics and recommendations for accelerating progress. More

Women and Natural Resources in Peacebuilding: Strengthening participation, improving protection and aiding empowerment

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

As primary managers and users of natural resources in many conflict-affected contexts, women have a key role to play in peacebuilding but are often excluded from decision-making over natural resource management. This report analyses how women's empowerment and the sustainable use of natural resources can be pursued together to help build lasting peace. More

Gender-based Violence and Child Protection among Syrian Refugees in Jordan, with a Focus on Early Marriage

Monday, July 15, 2013

This publication is an inter-agency assessment of gender-based violence, including forced or early marriage, and child protection issues among Syrian refugees in host communities in Jordan. It consisted of a household survey, focus group discussions, and in-depth interviews covering 11 out of 12 governorates in Jordan, targeting almost 80 per cent of the refugee population that is not residing in the camps. More

Improvement of the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (2012)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 65/191, the present report provides information on the status of women in the United Nations system, including up-to-date statistics, information on progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance, and recommendations for accelerating progress. More

The MDGs in Europe and Central Asia: achievements, challenges and the way forward

Sunday, April 1, 2012

This report takes stock of progress made by countries in Europe and Central Asia in reaching the MDGs and offers decision-makers policy-oriented, operationally feasible suggestions for bolstering progress towards fully achieving these goals by 2015. More

Keeping promises, measuring results (advance copy)

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health presented an advance copy of its final report, “Keeping Promises, Measuring Results”. The report recommends a 10-point accountability framework to increase the likelihood that the USD $40 billion pledges made towards the Strategy for Women's and Children's Health are honoured and spent in the most effective way to save lives. More

Improvement of the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (2010)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/141, the present report provides information on the status of women in the United Nations system, including up-to-date statistics, information on progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance, and recommendations for accelerating progress. Over the two-year reporting period, 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2009, the representation of women in the Professional and higher categories in the United Nations system increased marginally from 38.4 to 39.9 per cent, translating into an average increase of 0.75 per cent per annum. The highest and lowest representations of women were found at the P-2 and D-2 levels, at 57.4 and 26.0 per cent, respectively. More

Gender-Responsive Budgeting in South Eastern Europe: UNIFEM Experiences

Friday, January 1, 2010

This publication captures lessons learned in the course of the UNIFEM project on gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) in South Eastern Europe (SEE). The project “Gender-responsive budgeting in South Eastern Europe: Advancing Gender Equality and Democratic Governance through Increased Transparency and Accountability was implemented in four countries - Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Former Yugoslav Republic (FYR) of Macedonia, and Serbia - in the period August 2006 to June 2010. More

United Nations system-wide policy on gender equality and the empowerment of women: Focusing on results and impact (CEB/2006/2)

Friday, December 15, 2006

The United Nations system-wide policy on gender equality and the empowerment of women. More

Women2000: Women and decision-making

Wednesday, October 1, 1997

The importance of women's participation in decision-making at all levels has been stressed at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing as a matter of their human rights. More

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