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Gender equality is central to the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) mandate to achieve food security for all by raising levels of nutrition, improving agricultural productivity and natural resource management, and improving the lives of rural populations. FAO can achieve its goals only if it simultaneously works towards gender equality and supports women’s diverse roles in agriculture and rural development.
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Gender equality and the empowerment of women are at the heart of United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) development mandate. With this Gender EqualityStrategy 2014-2017, UNDP is well placed to ensure that gender equality and the empowerment of women are integrated into every aspect of its work to support countries to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion.
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Conceptual and practical information on engaging men and boys in romoting gender equality and health are presented. Specific topics include sexual and reproductive health; maternal, newborn and child health; fatherhood; HIV and AIDS prevention, care and support; and prevention of gender-based violence.
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Documents pertaining to the sessional meetings of the General Assembly (GA).  General Assembly is the main deliberative organ of the United Nations composed of representatives of all Member States. As the highest intergovernmental body in the UN, it is also the principal policymaking and appraisal organ on matters relating to the follow-up to the major world conferences on women.
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Documents pertaining to the sessional meetings of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC). ECOSOC coordinates the work of the 14 UN specialized agencies, 10 functional commissions, including the Commission on the Status of Women, and five regional commissions; receives reports from 11 UN funds and programmes, and issues policy recommendations to the UN system and to Member States. ECOSOC also monitors follow up to the major world conferences on women.