The Executive Director of the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women thanked the Group for developing a gender equality marker guidance note, which had been designed to guide the development of an effective and coherent United Nations system approach to tracking resources that support gender equality results. As called for by the Secretary-General’s Policy Committee, it provided direction for individual entities instituting or improving their gender equality marker systems so that such systems produced comparable data across United Nations entities.
The Secretary-General thanked the Chair of the Group for highlighting the second generation of “Delivering as one” and called upon all Principals of the Group and all country teams to support its implementation. In order to become more effective, the United Nations system needed to ensure closer coherence and collaboration across its core mandates at the country level, including the more deliberate integration of human rights through the “Rights up front” initiative, which placed a greater focus on vulnerability on the agenda of the system.
The Board thanked the Chair of the United Nations Development Group for her briefing, took note of the progress made and endorsed the report on the meeting of the Group held on 6 February 2014.