System-wide strategy on gender parity

UN Secretary-General António Guterres launched the “System-wide strategy on gender parity” in mid-September 2017. This strategy includes recommended actions to reach gender parity by 2028. It covers, among others, targets and accountability, special measures, enabling environment, senior appointments, and mission settings.

Achieving gender parity is an urgent priority, not only as a basic human right, but also as it is essential to the United Nations’ efficiency, impact and credibility. The United Nations, as the principal international standard-setting institution, bears a special responsibility to lead by example and leave no one behind. It has a pivotal role in supporting the full, effective and accelerated implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action.

UN Women is committed to supporting the UN system to reach gender parity, based on its mandate to lead, promote and coordinate efforts to advance the full realization of women’s rights and opportunities. Implementation, follow-up and monitoring progress are keys for achieving gender parity.

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System-wide strategy on gender parity

System-wide strategy on gender parity
The “United Nations’ system-wide strategy on gender parity” provides a roadmap to reach parity at the senior levels of leadership in the organization by 2021, and across the board by 2028. In particular, it covers targets and accountability, special measures, an enabling environment, senior appointments, and mission settings. Read more ►

System-wide strategy on gender parity: UN Women implementation plan

System-wide strategy on gender parity: UN Women implementation plan
This implementation plan will guide UN Women to move forward with the recommended actions of the “System-wide strategy on gender parity”. The strategy includes six UN Women–specific recommendations. UN Women is also committed to other and more general recommendations of the gender parity strategy. Furthermore, UN Women will assist and offer its expertise to other UN entities to the maximum extent possible. Read more ►

United for Gender Parity website
Planet 50–50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality