Guidance note on preparations for gender-responsive Voluntary National Reviews for UN Women country and regional offices

This guidance note aims to support UN Women country and regional offices on strategic engagement with the Voluntary National Review (VNR) process at the national level to ensure that gender issues are considered and integrated throughout the VNR cycle and subsequently through the implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The guidance note presents ideas and tools to facilitate UN Women’s country-level engagement and dialogue with UN entities, UN Country Teams (UNCTs), governments, and civil society to promote coordinated action for gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the VNR process. This strengthened engagement aims to ensure that the UN system addresses gender considerations coherently and systematically through a participatory and consultative approach in its efforts to support Member States in the VNR process and with the ultimate aim to drive the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for all women and girls.

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