IASC gender accountability framework report, 2018

The Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) gender accountability framework report, 2018 marks the first monitoring cycle of the IASC’s gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (GEEWG) in humanitarian action policy endorsed in 2017.

It provides a snapshot and baseline of where the structures and representation of the IASC were during the calendar year of 2018 with regards to fulfilling the commitments, standards, roles, and responsibilities set out in the gender policy.

The report provides a set of recommendations applicable to the bodies and representation of the IASC at the global and field level. The accountability framework focuses on the collective actions of the IASC with regards to GEEWG, monitoring the collective performance of the IASC on standards defined in the policy, as well as the performance of IASC bodies in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities.

The overall aims of the accountability framework are:

  • To monitor the collective actions of the IASC—at both global and field levels—to integrate GEEWG into the coordination of humanitarian response efforts around the world;
  • To help the IASC to better prioritize its actions with regards to GEEWG and develop a “shared agenda”;
  • To foster a culture of accountability within the IASC in regards to the promotion of gender equality issues; and
  • To allow the IASC to demonstrate where it has fulfilled its commitments.

The IASC gender accountability framework report, 2018 is produced by UN Women on behalf of the IASC’s Gender Reference Group.

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UN Women office publishing: UN Women Headquarters
Number of pages
35