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

Friday, October 18, 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

Sunday, September 1, 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

Tuesday, July 23, 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

Tuesday, July 9, 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

A transformative stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment: Imperatives and key components

Monday, July 1, 2013

In the midst of a global conversation about the legacy and next steps after the MDGs, UN Women calls for a commitment to achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in the post-2015 development framework and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To make a difference, the new framework must be transformative, by addressing the structural impediments to gender equality and the achievement of women’s rights. More

The fisheries sector in the Gambia: Trade, value addition and social inclusiveness, with a focus on women

Monday, July 1, 2013

This report sets out a detailed analysis of the fisheries sector and its prospects for value-addition and social inclusiveness, with a focus on women. More

Powerful synergies: Gender equality, economic development and environmental sustainability

Monday, July 1, 2013

This publication is a collection of evidence-based papers by scholars and practitioners that explore the interconnections between gender equality and sustainable development across a range of sectors and development issues such as energy, health, education, food security, climate change, human rights, consumption and production patterns, and urbanization. More

Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system (ECOSOC resolution E/2013/L.14)

Friday, June 28, 2013

The Economic and Social Council resolution on mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system. More

UN Security Council resolution 2106 on sexual violence in conflict (2013)

Monday, June 24, 2013

On 24 June 2013, the UN Security Council sent a strong signal to perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict that their crimes will not be tolerated, adopting a new resolution to strengthen efforts to end impunity for a scourge that affects not only large numbers of women and girls but also men and boys. More

Annual Report 2012–2013

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

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 mainstreaming in the work of UNODC

Saturday, June 1, 2013

A guidance note for gender mainstreaming in the work of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been prepared for staff members. More

Two Roads, One Goal: Dual Strategy for Gender Equality Programming in the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund

Friday, March 1, 2013

The joint study Two Roads, One Goal, funded and supported by the Spanish MDG Achievement Fund (MDGF) and conducted by UNDP and UN Women examines the MDGF’s application of its dual strategy for the achievement of gender equality through joint programming. More

Quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system (A/RES/67/226)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of Operational Activities for Development (QCPR) was adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2012. It provides intergovernmental direction for the UN system’s operational activities for development, especially at the country level over the period 2013 – 2017. The QCPR resolution puts a strong emphasis on accountability, while underscoring the importance of ensuring system-wide coherence in both programmatic and operational terms. It also reaffirms the findings of the evaluation of the Delivering as One (DaO) initiative, namely that system-wide coherence helps to promote greater attention to, and focus on, gender equality and the empowerment of women in the UN system’s programming, advocacy and policy work at a national level. More

Paid work, women’s empowerment and inclusive growth: Transforming the structures of constraint

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Drawing on household survey data collected in Egypt, Ghana and Bangladesh as part of the Pathways of Women’s Empowerment Research Partners’ Consortium, this report provides insights into the ‘resource’ pathways that enhance women’s agency and thereby contribute to the inclusiveness of the economic growth process. More

Ending poverty: Learning from good practices of small and marginal farmers

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This publication is intended for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) staff and other development practitioners. The publication records experiences gained and good practices identified by participants, and summarizes the lessons learned by drawing on the experiences of smallholder female farmers in India. The publication also documents the models that make SEWA of India an exemplary organization in addressing grass-roots issues using a needs-based, capacity-development approach. More

The gender and equity implications of land-related investments on land access and labour and income-generating opportunities: A case study of selected agricultural investments in Lao PDR

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This report examines how agricultural investments in Lao People's Democratic Republic affect rural employment opportunities for women and men as well as their access to land. It also provides policy recommendations on key issues. More

UNDP human development report 2013: The rise of the south: Human progress in a diverse world

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The 2013 Human Development Report examines the rise of the south and identifies more than 40 developing countries that have done better than expected in human development in recent decades, with their progress accelerating markedly over the past 10 years. More

The conversation begins: Emerging views for a new development agenda

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The report summarizes the findings of the consultation facilitated by the United Nations system since August 2012. An unprecedented series of consultations were held with people the world over to seek their views on a new development agenda to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This conversation responds to a growing call for active participation in shaping the ‘world we want’. Taking place well before governments sit down to negotiate and finalize such a new agenda, the consultations underway provide evidence and perspectives to governments on the challenges people face in improving their lives and those of their families and communities. More

Good practice policies to eliminate gender inequalities in fish value chains

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

This paper highlights some of the key gender inequalities in fisheries and aquaculture value chains that lead to marked underperformance by women, and proposes some good practice policies that can lead to sustainable increases in production, processing and marketing of high-quality fish; increases in women's incomes and those of their families; and a reduction in household food insecurity and malnutrition among the poor. More

A new partnership: Eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development: The report of the high-level panel of eminent persons on the post-2015 development agenda

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

The report sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. The high-level panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda was co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron. More

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