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This report is a preliminary assessment of the gender-specific impact of transnational corporations. It focuses mainly on gender equality, spanning the wage and employment impact of TNCs, and the related potential for women's empowerment.
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Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 68/140, the present report provides information on the status of women in the United Nations system during  the reporting period from 31 December 2011 to 31 December 2013, including progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance and up-to-date statistics and recommendations for accelerating progress.
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The study offers the latest and regional information and projections on several indicators of the labour market, including employment, unemployment, working poverty, gender gaps and vulnerable employment.
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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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UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017 and its annexes are presented to the Executive Board for endorsement.
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The Economic and Social Council resolution on mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system.
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A guidance note for gender mainstreaming in the work of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been prepared for staff members.
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The Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review of Operational Activities for Development (QCPR) was adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 2012. It provides intergovernmental direction for the UN system’s operational activities for development, especially at the country level over the period 2013 – 2017. The QCPR resolution puts a strong emphasis on accountability, while underscoring the importance of ensuring system-wide coherence in both programmatic and operational terms. It also reaffirms the findings of the evaluation of the Delivering as One (DaO) initiative, namely that system-wide coherence helps to promote greater attention to, and focus on, gender equality and the empowerment of women in the UN system’s programming, advocacy and policy work at a national level.
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This paper highlights some of the key gender inequalities in fisheries and aquaculture value chains that lead to marked underperformance by women, and proposes some good practice policies that can lead to sustainable increases in production, processing and marketing of high-quality fish; increases in women's incomes and those of their families; and a reduction in household food insecurity and malnutrition among the poor.
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The report summarizes the findings of the consultation facilitated by the United Nations system since August 2012. An unprecedented series of consultations were held with people the world over to seek their views on a new development agenda to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This conversation responds to a growing call for active participation in shaping the ‘world we want’. Taking place well before governments sit down to negotiate and finalize such a new agenda, the consultations underway provide evidence and perspectives to governments on the challenges people face in improving their lives and those of their families and communities.
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This guide aims to help the UN system, including UN Country Teams, Gender Theme Groups, UN entities and national stakeholders to improve the development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of joint gender programmes. Best practices and lessons learned from recent experiences in this area of programming to support the UN system in addressing gender equality challenges are featured.
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This study assesses the ways agricultural investments affect women and men in Zambia through two case studies, the Kaleya Smallholder Company Ltd and ETC Bio-Energy Ltd, to then provide recommendations for investors and policymakers.
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This report examines how agricultural investments in Ghana affect economic opportunities for women, as compared to men. It draws on a case study of the Integrated Tamale Food Company and provides recommendations for investors and policymakers.
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This report examines how agricultural investments in Lao People's Democratic Republic affect rural employment opportunities for women and men as well as their access to land. It also provides policy recommendations on key issues.
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This report examines the conditions of women’s engagement in the labour market, by estimating and analysing five key gaps, or gender differentials, between women and men which disadvantage women: unemployment, employment, labour force participation, vulnerability, and sectoral and occupational segregation.
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Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC) resolution on mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system.
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This report reviews efforts to enhance the coherence, effectiveness, efficiency and impact of the United Nations operational activities for development. The report highlights a number of achievements and notes areas here further progress is required. Advancement on some issues hinges on the ctions of Member States. There is also the need for the organization to adapt to the changing development landscape and to reposition operational activities o the United Nations system in order to better avail itself of partnership oportunities as well as to operationalize development norms and frameworks. The report recognizes that the establishment of UN Women has begun to reinvigorate implementation of the gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda within the United Nations system.
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This paper offers some practical suggestions for the formulation of the successor arrangement to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Furthermore, the paper emphasizes that success will depend on the clarity, conciseness and +measurability of the post-2015 agenda. The two essential ingredients for success are time and leadership.
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This guidance note sets out common principles and standards for gender equality marker systems that track and report on allocations and expenditures for gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment. It is expected to guide the development of an effective and coherent approach for tracking resources that support gender equality results with agreed upon parameters and standards inside the UN system. This would allow for UN system-wide reporting with regard to funds contributing to promoting gender equality. This guidance note is intended to provide direction for individual entities instituting or improving their gender equality marker systems.
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This note provides an overview of existing gender equality markers and reviews issues relating to the tracking and monitoring of investments related to gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is intended as an input into the development of a guidance note for the United Nations system on principles and standards for the design, implementation and reporting systems on investments that support gender equality and women’s empowerment in the UN system.