UN system coordination report: Impact stories 2022

UN Women’s founding resolution is clear: “The establishment of the Entity and the conduct of its work should lead to more effective coordination, coherence and gender mainstreaming across the United Nations system”. This report reflects the multiple forms this mandate takes at the global, regional, and country levels as the organization supports and works to advance the achievement of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

The UN Women Strategic Plan 2022–2025 emphasizes the importance of UN system coordination to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The report shares practices which demonstrate inclusive, networked, and effective multilateralism to support coordination, as the organization and the UN system continues to ensure gender equality is at the centre of our joint efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

The stories in this report illustrate how UN Women is implementing its coordination mandate—from work at the global level leading the Inter-Agency Network for Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) and the recent ascension to the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC), the highest-level humanitarian coordination forum of the UN system, to systematically integrating a gender perspective into the work of sister UN entities at regional and country levels and to leading joint work through Gender Theme Groups, joint programmes, and knowledge production at the UN Country Team level—all of which contribute to stronger UN system capacity to promote and advance the gender equality agenda.

Working coherently together, the UN system can deliver what it otherwise simply cannot.

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