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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

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

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

The Global Economic Crisis and Gender Equality

Monday, September 8, 2014

The 2007-2008 global financial crisis and subsequent austerity policies have jeopardized the realization of women’s economic and social rights. The resulting job losses, decreased social services, and increased economic insecurity have weakened the capacity of people to perform unpaid care work. In this paper, UN Women calls on States to meet their human rights obligations by taking a transformative approach to economic and social policy and designing recovery policies that promote gender equality and women’s rights. 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 (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

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

Guide for the Evaluation of Programmes and Projects with a Gender, Human Rights and Interculturality Perspective

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

In recent years, we have advanced progressively in the development of a conceptual and methodological basis for improving the processes of programme and project evaluation. This Guide has been elaborated with the intent of integrating gender equality, human rights and interculturality approaches into the UN Women evaluation cycle. It is a practical tool for those who undertake, manage and/or use evaluations. More

Annual Report 2013–2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information. More

Gender Equality Capacity Assessment Tool

Friday, June 13, 2014

The Capacity Assessment Tool seeks to assess the understanding, knowledge and skills that a given organization and its staff have on gender equality and women's empowerment, and on the organization’s gender architecture and gender policy. More

Within Our Reach: Solutions to End Violence Against Women and Girls

Friday, June 13, 2014

This publication introduces the work of the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women, documenting examples of the work of partners, and project results. More

Strategic Plan 2014–17: Making this the century for women and gender equality

Sunday, June 1, 2014

This brochure summarizes UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2014–2017 and presents the organization’s vision, goals and plan of action in a number of critical areas to support gender equality and women’s empowerment worldwide. 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

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

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