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Women in development: Report of the Secretary-General (2019)

Monday, August 5, 2019

In this report, the Secretary-General underscores measures taken at the national level to incorporate a gender perspective into national sustainable development policies and strategies; promote sustainable, inclusive and equitable economic growth strategies that benefit women and active labour market policies on full and productive employment and decent work for women; eliminate gender-based occupational segregation and gender wage gaps; accelerate the transition of women from informal to formal employment; prevent and eliminate all forms of violence, discrimination and sexual harassment against women at work; and promote the reconciliation of work and family responsibilities.

Violence against women migrant workers: Report of the Secretary-General (2019)

Friday, July 26, 2019

This report outlines the current context with respect to the problem of violence against women migrant workers. It provides information on the measures taken by Member States and activities undertaken within the UN system to address this issue and ensure the protection of migrant women’s human rights.

Improvement of the situation of women and girls in rural areas: Report of the Secretary-General (2019)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

This report provides reviews of the activities undertaken by Member States and United Nations entities to enable women and girls, especially the poorest and most marginalized, in rural areas to improve their livelihoods, well-being and resilience in a changing climate.

World survey on the role of women in development: Report of the Secretary-General (2019): Why addressing women’s income and time poverty matters for sustainable development

Monday, June 17, 2019

The 2019 “World survey” is focused on the reasons for the high levels of income poverty and time poverty among women and contains an analysis of the rationale for taking an integrated policy approach to addressing the double bind experienced by women in that regard, as a timely and relevant means of achieving sustainable development, in particular in low-income contexts.

Violence against women in politics: Expert Group Meeting report and recommendations

Friday, September 28, 2018

This report provides a summary of the discussions of the Expert Group Meeting (EGM) on violence against women in politics (VAWP), held on 8–9 March 2018 in New York. It contains key points and priority actions to inform interventions to address violence against women in politics.

Improvement in the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (2017)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

This report (A/72/220) provides information on the status of women in the United Nations system during the reporting period from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015, including on progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance and up-to-date statistics and recommendations for accelerating progress.

Improvement in the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (2014)

Monday, August 25, 2014

This report (A/69/346) 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 on progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance and up-to-date statistics and recommendations for accelerating progress.

Improvement in the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (A/69/346)

Monday, August 25, 2014

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.

Report of the Special Rapporteur on violence against women, its causes and consequences, Rashida Manjoo (A/HRC/26/38)

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The present report focuses broadly on developments in the United Nations regarding violence against women, its causes and consequences, over approximately 20 years.

Quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system (A/RES/67/226)

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

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.

Improvement of the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (2012)

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 65/191, the present report provides information on the status of women in the United Nations system, including up-to-date statistics, information on progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance, and recommendations for accelerating progress.

Trafficking in women and girls: Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/170)

Monday, July 23, 2012

Pursuant to resolution 65/190 of the General Assembly, the present report provides information on measures by Member States and activities within the United Nations system to tackle trafficking in women and girls. Conclusions are drawn and specific recommendations for future action made.

Quadrennial comprehensive policy review of operational activities for development of the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (A/67/93–E/2012/79)

Monday, June 11, 2012

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.

Improvement of the situation of women in rural areas: 2011 report of the Secretary-General (A/66/181)

Monday, July 25, 2011

The present report, submitted pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/140, reviews the activities undertaken by Member States and United Nations entities to empower rural women and contains recommendations for consideration by the Assembly.

Political declaration on HIV/AIDS: Intensifying our efforts to eliminate HIV/AIDS (A/65/L.77)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

The High-Level Meeting on AIDS took place in 2011. More than 30 Heads of State, Government and Vice-Presidents attended the meeting. On the final day of the High-Level Meeting on AIDS, UN Member States adopted a resolution which will guide country responses to HIV over the next five years.

Follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (A/RES/65/191)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on the follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women and full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcome of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly.

Keeping the promise: United to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (A/RES/65/1)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The outcome document for the Millennium Development Goals Summit was adopted by the General Assembly by consensus on 22 September 2010. It includes an action agenda for achieving the goals by 2015.

Improvement of the status of women in the United Nations system: Report of the Secretary-General (2010)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 64/141, the present report provides information on the status of women in the United Nations system, including up-to-date statistics, information on progress made and obstacles encountered in achieving gender balance, and recommendations for accelerating progress. Over the two-year reporting period, 1 January 2008 to 31 December 2009, the representation of women in the Professional and higher categories in the United Nations system increased marginally from 38.4 to 39.9 per cent, translating into an average increase of 0.75 per cent per annum. The highest and lowest representations of women were found at the P-2 and D-2 levels, at 57.4 and 26.0 per cent, respectively.

Trafficking in women and girls: Report of the Secretary-General (A/65/209)

Monday, August 2, 2010

In resolution 63/156, the General Assembly highlighted the need to protect and assist all victims of trafficking, with full respect for their human rights. It outlined concrete measures, addressing them to States and other stakeholders, to prevent and eliminate trafficking in persons, especially women and children. The present report addresses this issue.

Intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women: Report of the Secretary-General (A/65/208)

Monday, August 2, 2010

In resolution 63/155 on intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women, the General Assembly recognized that violence against women was rooted in unequal power relations between men and women and constituted an impediment to the ability of women to make use of their capabilities. This report contains information provided by Member States on their follow-up activities to implement this resolution.

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