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Status of women in the United Nations system

13 December 2016

This publication examines the representation of women in the United Nations system at all levels and locations, by entity, and across various dimensions: representation, staff selection, appointment, career advancement and separation. It provides quantitative and qualitative data analysis on the United Nations’ progress towards gender parity, and includes examples of entity practices in key areas that impact the status of women. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 7, August 2016

22 August 2016

Issue no. 7 of TRANSFORM aims to make more accessible conclusions and recommendations from the recently concluded evaluation of UN Women’s contribution to UN system coordination on gender equality and the empowerment of women (GEEW). The evaluation assessed the relevance, effectiveness and organizational efficiency of UN Women’s UN coordination mandate on GEEW. The report provides seven main conclusions and eight recommendations; it also presents the management response to the evaluation. More

Guide for Gender-Responsive Budgeting Facilitators: A Pratical Approach

06 April 2016

This guide to gender budgeting, commissioned by the Increasing Accountability in Financing for Gender Equality (F4GE) programme and the Programme for Gender Equitable Local Development (GELD), is aimed at supporting the government of Senegal in taking gender into account in sectoral policies and the budget. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 6, March 2016

31 March 2016

As we have entered the era of the 2030 Agenda for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, Issue no. 6 of “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” showcases how gender-responsive evaluation has an important role to play to ensure “no one is left behind.” More

HeForShe pinning Male HoA UNCT Ethiopia of March 2016

25 March 2016

It is with great pleasure that we reach out to you following a highly successful launch of the HeForShe campaign in Ethiopia and subsequent months of strong commitment pledged to the Campaign. The December launch at Capital Hotel was a beautiful event where men and women came together to boldly declare that gender equality is not just a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue. Since the launch an increasing number of men have signed up for the Campaign, recognizing that we must all be equal partners to create a gender equal world... More

Guidance on country portfolio evaluations in UN Women

17 March 2016

The country portfolio evaluation guidance has been developed to assess UN Women’s contributions to results at country level while shifting the focus from activities and outputs towards medium/long-term results. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 5, October 2015

22 September 2015

Issue 5 of “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” showcases the insights, conclusions and ways forward to the “Review of corporate gender equality evaluation in the UN system.” This review captured validated learning on gender mainstreaming within the UN system from 17 external corporate gender equality evaluations completed between 2006 and 2014. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 4, September 2015

21 September 2015

What can we learn from 21 evaluations managed by UN Women in 2014? What are the good practices and lessons learned to achieve gender equality? Issue 4 of “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” synthetises the key learning from UN Women evaluations, and presents them in a user-friendly manner. More

Handbook on costing gender equality

13 July 2015

Handbook on Costing Gender Equality is a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to costing gender equality priorities. It responds to the growing global demand for concrete methodologies to estimate the financing gaps and requirements for achieving gender equality commitments and builds on UN Women's decade long work on gender responsive planning and budgeting. More

The effect of gender equality programming on humanitarian outcomes

07 July 2015

Based on evidence gathered directly from crisis-affected populations, “The Effect of Gender Equality Programming on Humanitarian Outcomes” study presents a compelling case that gender equality programming makes a positive contribution to improving humanitarian outcomes. The study also provides practical recommendations on the best means to integrate gender equality programming into future humanitarian interventions in ways that strengthen effectiveness and inclusiveness. More

Gender equality and human rights

06 July 2015

The paper introduces a four-dimensional approach to substantive equality and how it can be used to evaluate the impact of social and economic policies on women to determine how to make the economy 'work for women' and advance gender equality. This paper was produced for UN Women's flagship report Progress of the World's Women 2015-2016 and is released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016: Transforming Economies, Realizing Rights

27 April 2015

Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016 brings together human rights and economic policymaking, and provides the key elements for a far-reaching new policy agenda that can transform economies and make women’s rights a reality. Through solid in-depth analysis and data, this evidence-based report provides key recommendations on moving towards an economy that truly works for women, for the benefit of all. More

UN Women Evaluation Handbook: How to manage gender-responsive evaluation

23 April 2015

The UN Women Evaluation Handbook: How to manage gender-responsive evaluation is a practical handbook to help those initiating, managing and/or using gender-responsive evaluations. Although specific to UN Women evaluation processes, the Evaluation Handbook may be useful to international development evaluators and professionals, particularly those working on gender equality, women's empowerment and human rights. More

Gender mainstreaming In development programming

20 February 2015

This publication displays how the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action commits all stakeholders in development policies and programmes, including United Nations entities, Member States, the international development community and civil society actors, to take action. More

Extracting equality — a guide

03 November 2014

Extracting Equality — A Guide is a practical tool which assists individuals and organizations involved in the extractive industries in integrating gender into each stage of the extractive value chain. At each step, the toolkit offers a clear picture of the specific considerations to make and questions to ask in order to ensure women are not left out of natural resource governance. More

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

01 November 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

16 October 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

Annual Report 2013–2014

17 June 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

13 June 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

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

01 June 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

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