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Date: Monday, 25 August 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.
Date: Wednesday, 1 January 2014
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.
Date: Wednesday, 6 November 2013
As primary managers and users of natural resources in many conflict-affected contexts, women have a key role to play in peacebuilding but are often excluded from decision-making over natural resource management. This report analyses how women's empowerment and the sustainable use of natural resources can be pursued together to help build lasting peace.
Date: Tuesday, 23 July 2013
UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017 and its annexes are presented to the Executive Board for endorsement.
Date: Friday, 28 June 2013
The Economic and Social Council resolution on mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system.
Date: Saturday, 1 June 2013
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.
Date: Tuesday, 22 January 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.
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2013
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.
Date: Tuesday, 1 January 2013
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.
Date: Monday, 1 October 2012
This collection of papers is a set of resource materials to support improved implementation of the five WPS resolutions. It consists of analytical documents explaining gender issues in a number of peace and security areas, both normative and operational, and of guidance material to support operational work.
Date: Friday, 27 July 2012
Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC) resolution on mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system.
Date: Monday, 11 June 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.
Date: Sunday, 1 April 2012
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.
Date: Sunday, 1 January 2012
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.
Date: Sunday, 1 January 2012
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.
Date: Monday, 1 August 2011
The document is designed to promote the introduction of a gender perspective into communication for development initiatives in rural areas. The publication will be useful to all development practitioners, particularly rural communicators and staff of community radio stations.
Date: Thursday, 14 July 2011
Economic and Social Committee (ECOSOC) resolution on mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the United Nations system.
Date: Thursday, 3 March 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.
Date: Tuesday, 1 March 2011
This guidance document provides step-by-step guidance on how to integrate human rights and gender equality dimensions throughout an evaluation process. This handbook integrates guidance on the two concepts of “human rights” and “gender equality” to take advantage of the synergies and overlap between these mutually reinforcing concepts, including the understanding that while gender equality is a human right, it is also a dimension of development in its own right.
Date: Saturday, 1 January 2011
This International Labour Organization (ILO) publication offers guidance on how the Participatory Gender Audit methodology can support and strengthen efforts of joint UN programming on gender equality at the country-level particularly in the framework of the UN “Delivering as One” process, mainstream gender into the agencies’ individual and collective work, and highlight ways to achieve parity between male and female officials in staffing.