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Ensuring gender-sensitive implementation of the Post-2015 Development Framework (Post-2015 policy brief no.5)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

The purpose of this policy brief is to offer stakeholders some suggestions on elements and data that may help them to assess whether they are implementing the new sustainable development framework in a gender-sensitive manner. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Uruguay? A gender perspective

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

This report encourages the reader to take into account the complexities of the trade and gender link and its numerous, and sometimes hidden, connections with the micro and macro components of economic and development processes. The research also highlights that Uruguay’s legal framework as well as social norms and stereotypes contribute to the role that women play in the labour market and society. More

Empirical analysis of the trade and gender links: Virtual institute teaching material on trade and gender (Vol. 2)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The objective of this volume is to explain to readers how to carry out empirical analysis of the impact of trade on gender inequality. More

Unfolding the links: Virtual Institute teaching material on trade and gender (Vol. 1)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

This teaching material explores the consequences of trade for women’s economic empowerment and well-being and the impact of gender inequality on trade. More

Looking at trade policy through a 'gender lens': Summary of seven country case studies conducted by UNCTAD

Monday, December 1, 2014

This paper presents summaries of the seven country case studies undertaken by UNCTAD during the period 2010-2014 on the topic of trade liberalization from a gender perspective. The case studies are on Rwanda, The Gambia, Lesotho, Cape Verde, Angola, Bhutan and Uruguay. The studies are part of UNCTAD’s activities on trade, gender, and development carried out by the organization in accordance with its mandate. More

The state of the world’s children 2015: Reimagine the future: Innovation for every child

Saturday, November 1, 2014

The State of the World’s Children calls for   brave and fresh thinking to address age-old problems that still affect the most disadvantaged children. In particular, the report calls for innovation – and for the best and brightest solutions coming from communities to be taken to scale to benefit every child. More

Investment by TNCs and gender: Preliminary assessment and way forward

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

This report is a preliminary assessment of the gender-specific impact of transnational corporations. It focuses mainly on gender equality, spanning the wage and employment impact of TNCs, and the related potential for women's empowerment. More

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Rwanda? A gender perspective

Monday, September 1, 2014

The study, Who is Benefiting from Trade Liberalization in Rwanda? A Gender Perspective, attempts to assess the impacts of Rwanda's trade policies on women and examines their role the country's economy. The report found that Rwanda has acknowledged the importance of gender equality and women's empowerment as tools for development and has made remarkable advances in furthering the status of women and girls - especially in education and political participation. More

Hidden in plain sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children

Monday, September 1, 2014

Interpersonal violence – in all its forms – has a grave effect on children: violence undermines children's future potential; damages their physical, psychological and emotional well-being; and in many cases, ends their lives. The report sheds light on the prevalence of different forms of violence against children. More

Improvement in the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (A/69/346)

Monday, August 25, 2014

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/140, the present report 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 progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance and up-to-date statistics and recommendations for accelerating progress. More

Guidance note of the United Nations Secretary-General: Reparations for conflict‐related sexual violence

Sunday, June 1, 2014

This note aims to provide policy and operational guidance for United Nations engagement in the area of reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence, including activities to advocate for and/or support the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of reparation programmes and initiatives directed at victims of conflict-related sexual violence. The note is intended to complement other relevant UN tools and guidance notes, in particular the notes on the UN approach to rule of law assistance and to transitional justice. More

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo (A/HRC/26/38)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The present report focuses broadly on developments in the United Nations regarding violence against women, its causes and consequences, over approximately 20 years. More

Trade, Gender and the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post -2015 Policy Brief No.3)

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The aim of this policy brief is to highlight some linkages between gender and economics, especially trade, in the context of the post-2015 development agenda and propose future targets and indicators for the areas covered by Goals 3 and 8. Indeed, only if women are economically empowered can they benefit from the opportunities arising from expanded trade. In turn, trade can play its role of “enabler” of development if flanking economic and social policies are in place. More

Compacts for equality: Towards a sustainable future

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The document discusses the two major challenges to development in Latin America and the Caribbean today: to achieve greater equality and to make development sustainable for future generations. More

Employment trends 2014: The risk of a jobless recovery

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The study offers the latest and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty, gender gaps and vulnerable employment. More

The Millennium Development Goals report 2014

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) report is based on comprehensive official statistics and provides the most up-to-date summary of all goals and their targets at and regional levels, with additional national statistics available online. Results show that concentrated efforts to achieve MDG targets by national governments, the international community, civil society and the private sector are working to lift people out of extreme poverty and improve their futures. More

UNDP gender equality strategy 2014–2017

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Gender equality and the empowerment of women are at the heart of United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) development mandate. With this Gender EqualityStrategy 2014-2017, UNDP is well placed to ensure that gender equality and the empowerment of women are integrated into every aspect of its work to support countries to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion. More

Education for All monitoring report 2013/14: Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The 2013/4 Education for All Monitoring Report shows why education is pivotal for development in a rapidly changing world. It explains how investing wisely in teachers, and other reforms aimed at strengthening equitable learning, transform the long-term prospects of people and societies. More

Unite with women, unite against violence and HIV

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The AIDS response is producing exciting results and we can already foresee a time when the AIDS epidemic could end. Yet, the promises of science, politics and economic development will not be realized if we do not unite with women against violence as an integral part of the HIV response. More

The state of the world’s children 2014: In numbers: Every child counts

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The report highlights the critical role data and monitoring play in realizing children’s rights. Credible data, disseminated effectively and used correctly, make it possible to target interventions that help right the wrong of exclusion. Data do not, in and of themselves, change the world. They make change possible – by identifying needs, supporting advocacy, gauging progress and holding duty bearers to account. Making what’s possible real is up to decision-makers. More

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