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

01 January 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

Reproductive rights are human rights: A handbook for national human rights institutions

01 January 2014

The purpose of this handbook is to provide national human right institutions with tools and guidance on how to integrate reproductive rights into their work. More

UNDP human development report 2014: Sustaining human progress: Reducing vulnerabilities and building resilience

01 January 2014

The 2014 Human Development Report “Sustaining Human Progress: Reducing Vulnerabilities and Building Resilience” shows that overall trends in human development are positive. Yet, people at all ages are also facing threats and challenges to their well-being, including by natural or human-induced disasters and crises. More

Voice and agency: Empowering women and girls for shared prosperity

01 January 2014

This report distills vast data and hundreds of studies to shed new light on constraints facing women and girls worldwide, from epidemic levels of gender-based violence to biased laws and norms that prevent them from owning property, working, and making decisions about their own lives. It highlights promising reforms and interventions from around the world and charts an urgent agenda for governments, civil society, development agencies and other stakeholders. More

Unite with women, unite against violence and HIV

01 January 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

Summary of the FAO policy on gender equality: Attaining food security goals in agriculture and rural development

01 January 2014

Gender equality is central to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of rural populations. FAO can achieve its goals only if it simultaneously works towards gender equality and supports women’s diverse roles in agriculture and rural development. More

Gender equality in public administration

01 January 2014

This report highlights examples of approaches which can work to advance gender equality goals in public administration, and proposes policy and programming recommendations for further action, including specific entry points for the United Nations Development Programme to advance women’s equal participation in public administration. More

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

01 January 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

Gender matters: Overcoming gender-related barriers to prevent new HIV infections among children and keep their mothers alive

01 January 2014

The findings of this assessment indicates that gender-related barriers pose significant obstacles to the uptake of services that prevent new HIV infections among children and keep mothers alive—obstacles that require urgent attention. Without dedicated attempts to overcome these gender-related barriers, current efforts will meet with limited success, and the needs and rights of both women and children will remain compromised. More

Guide on gender mainstreaming: Energy and climate change projects

01 January 2014

The guide aims at helping the staff of United Nations Industrial Development Organization’s Energy and Climate Change Branch (ECC) to apply a gender perspective into their work and, more specifically, to mainstream gender throughout the project cycle. The guide can also be useful for national and local counterparts, agencies, international and private-sector partners, and individual experts who work closely with the ECC branch on issues of interest. More

The Millennium Development Goals report 2014

01 January 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

Gender on the Move: Working on the migration-development nexus from a gender perspective

09 December 2013

The training manual "Gender on the Move: Working on the Migration-Development Nexus from a Gender Perspective", available in English and Spanish, aims to provoke thinking and action around migration and development from a gender and rights-based perspective, bringing to the fore migration for care, the importance of putting the right to care on the development agenda, and migrant women’s rights. It offers tools to help design programmes and policies that strengthen the positive effects of migration in terms of development, both in origin and destination countries. More

Realizing women's rights to land and other productive resources

08 November 2013

This publication provides guidance for lawmakers and policymakers, as well as civil society organizations and other stakeholders, to support the adoption and effective implementation of laws, policies and programmes to respect, protect and fulfil women’s rights to land and other productive resources. It is based on the results of an expert group meeting held in June 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland. More

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

06 November 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

Who is benefiting from trade liberalization in Angola? A gender perspective.

01 November 2013

This study seeks to explore the impacts of Angola's integration into the world economy mainly as an oil exporter and in particular, to analyse whether there is a gender bias in the effects of trade. More

A transformative goal in the region for the future we want

01 November 2013

The publication summarizes UN Women’s position paper on the post-2015 agenda, reviews key areas of the Beijing Platform for Action and summarizes the Consensus adopted at the two previous editions of the Regional Conference on Women which focused on gender equality, women’s empowerment and information and communications technologies. More

UN Security Council resolution 2122 on women, peace and security (2013)

18 October 2013

By unanimous vote, the Security Council adopted the present resolution which sets in place stronger measures to enable women to participate in conflict resolution and recovery, and puts the onus on the Security Council, the United Nations, regional organizations and Member States to dismantle the barriers, create the space, and provide seats at the table for women. More

Doubling digital opportunities: Enhancing the inclusion of women and girls in the information eociety: A report by the Broadband Commission Working Group on Broadband and Gender

01 September 2013

This report studies the role that Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) and the Internet can play in advancing gender equality agendas, including equal access to new technologies by women and girls. More

United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women strategic plan, 2014–2017

23 July 2013

UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017 and its annexes are presented to the Executive Board for endorsement. More

Trade, gender and development: Advocating inclusive and gender-sensitive economic development on a global level

09 July 2013

This report provides an overview of the work carried out by the Gender and Trade Unit at in the Division on International Trade in Goods and Services, and Commodities in UNCTAD. More

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