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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

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

01 July 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

01 July 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

01 July 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)

28 June 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)

24 June 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

19 June 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

01 June 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

01 March 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)

22 January 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

01 January 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

Making joint gender programmes work: Guide for design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation

01 January 2013

This guide aims to help the UN system, including UN Country Teams, Gender Theme Groups, UN entities and national stakeholders to improve the development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of joint gender programmes. Best practices and lessons learned from recent experiences in this area of programming to support the UN system in addressing gender equality challenges are featured. More

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

01 January 2013

This study assesses the ways agricultural investments affect women and men in Zambia through two case studies, the Kaleya Smallholder Company Ltd and ETC Bio-Energy Ltd, to then provide recommendations for investors and policymakers. More

The gender and equity implications of land-related investments on land access, labour and income-generating opportunities in Northern Ghana: The case study of Integrated Tamale Fruit Company

01 January 2013

This report examines how agricultural investments in Ghana affect economic opportunities for women, as compared to men. It draws on a case study of the Integrated Tamale Food Company and provides recommendations for investors and policymakers. 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

01 January 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

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

01 January 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

State of the world population 2013: Motherhood in childhood: Facing the challenge of adolescent pregnancy

01 January 2013

Every day in developing countries, 20,000 girls below age 18 give birth. Nine in 10 of these births occur within marriage or a union. This has consequences on the health, education, employment and rights of an untold millions of girls. What are the challenges of adolescent pregnancy, and what can we do to ensure girls have a healthy and safe transition into adulthood? More

Gender equality and food security: Women’s empowerment as a tool against hunger

01 January 2013

This report explores how gender equality can contribute to food security. The report describes the relationship between gender-based discrimination and the different channels through which households and individuals access food. It concludes that while equality of treatment between women and men and food security are mutually supportive, gender equality remains an elusive goal in many regions, and a transformation of traditional gender roles is urgently needed. More

Engaging men and boys: A brief summary of UNFPA experience and lessons learned

01 January 2013

This report illustrates initiatives that have engaged men and boys in the promotion of gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights. The report presents lessons learned in the areas of evidence and data on engaging men and boys; research and tools for working with men and boys; advocacy and partnership building; support at policy and institutional levels; and engaging men and boys at the community and individual levels. More

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