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Date: Wednesday, 30 September 2020
This report is a first-of-its-kind initiative of the United Nations Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE), the single largest network of gender focal points in the UN system. It presents a critical stocktaking of 51 UN entities’ support to the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in 2014–2019.
Date: Friday, 1 February 2019
This short history of the Commission on the Status of Women from its inception in 1946 to today highlights the Commission’s advocacy for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls. It summarizes the Commission’s key achievements in developing the global legal and normative framework, and in advancing its follow-up and implementation at the national level, for the benefit of women and girls everywhere.
Date: Friday, 6 July 2018
This publication summarizes the discussions of the Expert Group Meeting, held on 5–6 June 2018 in Nairobi, and highlights a set of actionable recommendations to support the accelerated gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. UN Women, UN Environment, and UN-Habitat prepared the report and recommendations as a contribution to the 2018 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
Date: Tuesday, 22 September 2015
Training for Gender Equality: Twenty Years On analyses how training for gender equality has evolved from the 1995 Beijing Platform for Action (PFA) to the present day.
Date: Friday, 11 September 2015
This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects. It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments, non-governmental organizations, regional and international organizations who are involved in managing and implementing climate change programmes.
Date: Monday, 9 March 2015
The Beijing Platform for Action mandates the full participation of women in the decision-making, including within the UN system. Twenty years later, statistical trends and future projections on representation within the UN system are analysed, and action points to overcome obstacles and accelerate progress are presented.
Date: Friday, 20 February 2015
Progress, challenges and lessons learned on realizing gender equality, the empowerment of women and human rights of women and girls in the post-2015 context are analysed in this summary of the Report of the Secretary-General on the 20-year review and appraisal of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the outcomes of the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly, prepared by UN Women.
Date: Monday, 19 January 2015
Considered the most progressive blueprint ever for advancing women's rights, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action has been reprinted in this special edition, which also includes a copy of the political declaration reached at the 23rd special session of the General Assembly in 2000, which reviewed progress towards the Platform for Action five years after its adoption.
Date: Sunday, 1 January 2012
The guide provides an understanding of the concepts related to gender and climate-smart agriculture; describes participatory methods for conducting gender-sensitive research on the impacts of climate change and offers guidance on different ways of reporting research so that it may be analysed correctly. It ensures that information on gender and climate change is collected, which allows for better formulation of gender-sensitive policies and programmes for rural development.
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: Saturday, 1 January 2011
This publication presents a set of grass-roots women’s development innovations that build community resilience. The women’s groups and collectives described in this publication are grass-roots women’s groups, whose survival and everyday lives are directly affected by natural hazards and climate change.
Date: Thursday, 1 July 2010
The Gender, Climate Change and Community-Based Adaptation Guidebook presents a wealth of experiences and examples taken from the United Nations Development Programme/ Environment Facility (UNDP/GEF) Community-Based Adaptation Programme that are being piloted throughout the world. The guidebook will be useful for any community-based practitioners who wish to review successful cases of gender mainstreaming in community-based adaptation projects.
Date: Thursday, 18 February 2010
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: Thursday, 1 January 2009
The report argues that reproductive health care, including family planning, and gender relations could influence the future course of climate change and affect how humanity adapts to rising seas, worsening storms and severe droughts. Women, especially impoverished women in developing countries, bear the disproportionate burden of climate change, but have so far been overlooked in the debate about how to address problems of climate change, the report concludes.
Date: Thursday, 1 January 2009
Poor women's limited access to resources, restricted rights, limited mobility and muted voices in shaping decisions make them highly vulnerable to climate change. This resource guide aims to inform practitioners and policy makers of the linkages between gender equality and climate change.
Date: Monday, 4 August 2008
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 62/137, provides information on follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women. The report also assesses, as requested by the Economic and Social Council in resolution 2006/9, the impact of the input of the Commission on the Status of Women on discussions within the United Nations system.
Date: Wednesday, 1 August 2007
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 61/45, the present report provides information on follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women by examining the extent to which intergovernmental  bodies have paid attention to gender perspectives in their work. The report also assesses, as requested by the Economic and Social Council in its resolution 2006/9, the impact of the input of the Commission on the Status of Women to discussions within the United Nations system.
Date: Friday, 21 July 2006
The present report responds to General Assembly resolution 60/140. It reviews steps taken by the Assembly during its sixtieth session to promote the achievement of gender equality through the gender mainstreaming strategy, by assessing the extent to which resolutions have taken into account gender perspectives and made specific recommendations for action. The report reviews from a gender perspective the resolutions submitted by the committees of the Assembly as well as outcomes of major events, including the 2005 World Summit, the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, and the High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS. It further reviews the extent to which selected documentation, submitted as reports and notes of the Secretary-General, has supported attention to gender perspectives in the deliberations and outcomes of the Assembly.
Date: Friday, 21 July 2006
The present report responds to General Assembly resolution 60/140. It reviews steps taken by the Assembly during its sixtieth session to promote the achievement of gender equality through the gender mainstreaming strategy, by assessing the extent to which resolutions have taken into account gender perspectives and made specific recommendations for action. The report reviews from a gender perspective the resolutions submitted by the committees of the Assembly as well as outcomes of major events, including the 2005 World Summit, the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, and the High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS. It further reviews the extent to which selected documentation, submitted as reports and notes of the Secretary-General, has supported attention to gender perspectives in the deliberations and outcomes of the Assembly.
Date: Friday, 29 July 2005
The present report responds to General Assembly resolution 59/168. It reviews steps taken by the Assembly and its Committees during its fifty-ninth session to promote the achievement of gender equality through the gender mainstreaming strategy. The report reviews outcomes of major events during the past year and assesses the extent to which the reports of the Secretary-General and the resolutions of the Assembly have taken into account gender perspectives and made specific recommendations for action, in particular in relation to follow-up to major summits and conferences, including the United Nations Millennium Summit. The report also assesses gender perspectives in the preparations for the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society, which is to be held in Tunis in November 2005.