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CEB: Promoting gender mainstreaming 23.02.2017

At the 2005 World Summit, Member States resolved to take measures to promote gender equality, eliminate pervasive gender discrimination and promote the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all political, economic and social spheres. As part of this commitment, the World Summit called on the Secretary-General and all decision-making bodies to take further steps in mainstreaming a gender perspective in United Nations policies and decisions.

CEB: Cross-cutting issues 23.02.2017

Promoting gender mainstreaming; Fostering inter-agency collaboration in knowledge management and knowledge sharing; United Nations System Staff College.

CEB: Management in the United Nations system 23.02.2017

Staff security and safety; Enhancing governance and accountability; Enhancing financial resources management; Enhancing human resources management; Coordinating United Nations system response to the threat of avian influenza; Inter-agency collaboration in information and communication technology.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

The United Nations system is unique in the range and coverage of its structures and mandates and in the diversity of the means of action that are at its disposal. These characteristics can be a unique source of strength in addressing the increasingly complex and interrelated challenges that the international community is facing.

CEB: Gender equality and gender mainstreaming 23.02.2017

The issue of gender equality and gender mainstreaming was considered by all executive heads as an area in which insufficient progress had been made and further change was required. To that end, the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women presented the Board at its fall 2006 session with a proposed system-wide policy on gender equality and a strategy on gender mainstreaming.

CEB: Cross-cutting issues 23.02.2017

During the reporting period, the High Level Committee on Programmes and the High-level Committee on Management continued the innovative practice of joint meetings that they had begun in 2006 in order to address cross-cutting issues from both a programme and a management perspective. Those meetings were intended to address major emerging issues relevant to the work of both committees that were of importance across the work of the United Nations system.

CEB: Campaign to end violence against women and girls 23.02.2017

The Board was informed of the UNite to end violence against women campaign, which had been launched by the Secretary-General on 25 February 2008 with the overall objective of increasing public awareness, political will and resources for preventing and responding to violence against women and girls. The campaign provided a common framework for the United Nations system and its partners to address the scourge of violence at the global, regional and national levels.

CEB: Introduction 23.02.2017

During 2010/11, the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) intensified its efforts to align the strengths and expertise of its member organizations to respond to the mandates of Member States in a coordinated and effective manner. The adoption by the General Assembly of its resolution 64/289 has been an important directive for the United Nations system in further strengthening the coherence of its system-wide efforts, as detailed in the present report.

CEB: Gender equality and the empowerment of women 23.02.2017

The entities of the United Nations system individually and collectively made significant progress towards mainstreaming gender equality and the empowerment of women into the normative and operational work of the United Nations. In response to Economic and Social Council agreed conclusions 1997/2, CEB endorsed in October 2006 the United Nations system policy on gender equality and the empowerment of women as a means to accelerate gender mainstreaming within the policies and programmes of the United Nations system.

CEB: Accelerating the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues into the work of United Nations system organizations 23.02.2017

CEB addressed the issue of mainstreaming cross-cutting issues into the work of its member organizations by developing concrete tools, instruments and processes with regard to gender mainstreaming, human rights and disaster risk reduction, in support of intergovernmental decisions calling for coordinated system-wide actions in those areas.

CEB: Programme issues 23.02.2017

Strengthening United Nations system support for sustainable development; Accelerating the mainstreaming of cross-cutting issues into the work of United Nations system organizations; Strengthening United Nations coordination for sustainable development challenges ahead.

CEB: Enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of United Nations operational activities for development 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the United Nations Development Group placed the highest priority on ensuring coherent implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review across the system with a firm focus on high-impact areas.

CEB: Enhancing the effectiveness, efficiency, coherence and impact of United Nations operational activities for development 23.02.2017

In response to General Assembly resolution 67/226 on the quadrennial comprehensive policy review of United Nations operational activities for development of the United Nations system, the United Nations Development Group placed the highest priority on ensuring coherent implementation of the quadrennial comprehensive policy review across the system with a firm focus on high-impact areas.

CEBs: UN System-Wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (SWAP) 30.05.2017

The UN System-Wide Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was endorsed by the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in October 2006, as a means of furthering the goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment within the policies and programmes of the UN system, and implementing the ECOSOC agreed conclusions 1997/2.1.

CEB: Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka 23.02.2017

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013 and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position, having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government and civil society, and with the private sector, and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa.

CEB: Box 2.29: The Regional Inter-agency Coordination and Support Office 23.02.2017

Enhanced cross-sectoral collaboration holds much promise in mainstreaming a number of crosscutting issues, such as HIV/AIDS, gender and human rights. One notable example of crosssectoral collaboration among organizations of the UN system in Southern Africa is the Regional Inter-agency Coordination and Support Office (RIASCO), a platform established for innovative programming on food security, HIV/AIDS and the humanitarian crisis.

CEB: Box 2.12: Inter-agency collaboration on gender equality and empowerment of women 23.02.2017

The Inter-agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a system-wide network of Gender Focal Points which promotes gender equality and empowerment of women throughout the system.

HLCP: First World Conference on Women (1975) 23.02.2017

World Conference of the International Women's Year: Mexico City (19 June to 2 July 1975)

The first world conference on the status of women was convened in Mexico City to coincide with the 1975 International Women's Year, observed to remind the international community that discrimination against women continued to be a persistent problem in much of the world.

HLCP: Second World Conference on Women (1980) 23.02.2017

World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace: Copenhagen (14 to 30 July 1980)

HLCP: Third World Conference on Women (1985) 23.02.2017

World Conference to review and appraise the achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace:Nairobi (15 to 26 July 1985)

HLCP: Fourth World Conference on Women (1995) 23.02.2017

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted unanimously at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women (4-15 September 1995) held in Beijing, China, by representatives from 189 countries.

HLCP: UN World Conferences on Women 30.05.2017

Four world conferences on women convened by the United Nations in the past quarter of a century have been instrumental in elevating the cause of gender equality to the very centre of the global agenda. The conferences have united the international community behind a set of common objectives with an effective plan of action for the advancement of women everywhere, in all spheres of public and private life.

HLCP: UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women 30.05.2017

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

HLCP: Gender Community of Practice 30.05.2017

The Gender Community of Practice includes policies and practices of UN system organizations to raise the level of awareness of the gender issues.

HLCP: Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women 23.02.2017

The UN System-Wide Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was endorsed by the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in October 2006, as a means of furthering the goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment within the policies and programmes of the UN system, and implementing the ECOSOC agreed conclusions 1997/2.

HLCP: Policy Coherence and Coordination 23.02.2017

The High-Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) fosters coherence, cooperation and coordination on policy and programme dimensions of strategic issues for the UN system.

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HLCP: Report of 28th Session (October 2014, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Post-2015 development; Youth Employment; Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction; Twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Plat form for Action; Cybersecurity, Cybercrime and policies on Information; New United Nations urban agenda; Climate Change; Small Island Developing States and Summary of Information Items.

Document reference: CEB/2014/6
CEB: CEB Statement to the 59th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (20 November 2014) 27.03.2017

This CEB Statement reaffirms the UN system's shared commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.  It underscores the need for the post-2015 agenda to be bold and ambitious and foster the transformation of gender relations by tackling the root causes of gender inequality.

CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2006, Geneva) 23.02.2017

The present report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall 2005 and spring 2006 sessions.

Document reference: E/2006/66
UNDG: Report of UNDG meeting (September 2013, New York) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: Follow-up to ECOSOC Operational Activities Segment, including way forward for developing a comprehensive QCPR monitoring and reporting framework; Standard Operating Procedures for Delivering as One; Update on Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation; UNDG engagement on the post-2015 agenda; Update on UNDG engagement on post-2015 agenda; Update on UNDG Human Rights Mainstreaming Mechanism (HRM) key activities; UNDG Gender Equality Marker Guidance Note.

CEB: UN Women 23.02.2017
HLCP: ACC Statement on the United Nations 10-year Programme on Girls’ Education (7 April 2000) 23.02.2017

The Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) notes the progress made in basic education over the decade and, at the same time, registers that there is a need for the United Nations system to redouble its efforts so that this basic human right can be met. In registering this concern the ACC emphasized the role of basic education as a key component of poverty reduction and of human and economic development.

HLCP: Gender Equality & Climate Change 23.02.2017

UN agencies, working in close collaboration with governments, multilateral organizations, civil society agencies and the private sector, work to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment principles into climate change policies and programmes.

HLCP: Gender Equality & Climate Change 23.02.2017

The Cancun Agreements, adopted at the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), entrenched gender equality principles into the UNFCCC outcome documents for the first time.

HLCP: Report of the Secretary-General: Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the UN system 23.02.2017

The report assesses progress made in the implementation of the gender mainstreaming strategy across the United Nations system. It places a special emphasis on the promotion of accountability for system-wide work on gender equality and the empowerment of women at both the global and country levels.

Document reference: E/2012/61
HLCP: UN System-Wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (SWAP) 30.05.2017

The UN System-Wide Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was endorsed by the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in October 2006, as a means of furthering the goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment within the policies and programmes of the UN system, and implementing the ECOSOC agreed conclusions 1997/2.1.

HLCP: Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (September 1995) 23.02.2017

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action is an agenda for women's empowerment emanating from the Fourth World Conference on Women, September 1995, Beijing, China. It aimed at accelerating the implementation of the Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women and at removing all the obstacles to women's active participation in all spheres of public and private life through a full and equal share in economic, social, cultural and political decision-making.

CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2012, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); System-wide action plan on gender equality and the empowerment of women; Review of the Board’s role and functioning (second phase); Final preparations for the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development; United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime Institutional Integrity Initiative; Nomination of a new Chair of the High-level Committee on Management.

Document reference: CEB/2012/1
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2012, New York) 15.06.2016

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) covering the period 2011/12.

Document reference: E/2012/67
HLCM: Report of 23rd Session (March 2012, Madrid) 15.06.2016

Conclusions of the Twenty-Third Session of the High Level Committee on Management (Madrid, 15-16 March 2012). Issues discussed included: Dialogue with Staff Federations; Security and Safety of Staff; Improving Efficiency and Effectiveness of the UN System; HLCM Networks; CEB Secretariat’s dual location; UNESCO’s Financial Situation; Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality; UNSSC: Training and Learning Programmes for the UN system; EMG Sustainability Report and Conclusions from the Executive Session.

Document reference: CEB/2012/3
CEB: ACC statement on the status of women in the secretariats of the United Nations system (13 April 1995) 15.06.2016

The members of the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) reaffirm their strong commitment to ensuring that the advancement of women is a policy priority within the organizations of the common system and to taking necessary measures to improve the status of women in their respective secretariats.

Document reference: A/C.5/49/62
CEB: CEB policy statement: UN system-wide policy on gender equality and the empowerment of women (27 October 2006) 15.06.2016

The UN System-Wide Policy on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women was endorsed by the Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) in October 2006, as a means of furthering the goal of gender equality and women’s empowerment within the policies and programmes of the UN system, and implementing the ECOSOC agreed conclusions 1997/2.1.

Document reference: CEB/2006/2 (Annex I)
CEB: ACC statement on Women 2000: Gender equality, development and peace in the twenty-first century (07 June 2000) 15.06.2016

We, the Executive Heads of the organizations of the United Nations system, are committed to the full implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action and the achievement of gender equality as essential for the reduction and eradication of poverty, and the achievement of peace, human rights and sustainable development.

Document reference: A/S-23/8
CEB: CEB/ACC: Annual Overview Report, (June 1995, Geneva) 23.02.2017

The present report covers the work carried out by the Administrative Committee on Coordination (ACC) and its subsidiary bodies in 1994, and endeavours to highlight policy issues requiring attention by Governments and by concerned intergovernmental bodies.

Document reference: E/1995/21
CEB: First Session Report (April 1995, Vienna) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on International drug abuse control; Follow-up to the International Conference on Population and Development; Follow-up to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development; Questions relating to the status of women in the secretariats of the United Nations system; Administrative questions.

Document reference: ACC/1995/4
CEB: First Session Report (March 1998, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Review of developments affecting international cooperation and development, and their implications for the United Nations system: poverty eradication; Strengthening and reform of the United Nations system, including the conclusion of the ACC review of the functioning of the inter-agency machinery; Administrative questions: staff security; Peace-building: draft strategic framework on/for Afghanistan; Follow-up to recent ACC conclusions (International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction) .

Document reference: ACC/1998/4
CEB: First Session Report (April 1999, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment — Interactions with the private sector; Follow-up to recent ACC conclusions (The Millennium Assembly; The causes of conflict and the promotion of peace and sustainable development in Africa; Recommendation of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Environment and Human Settlements to establish an environmental management group; World summit on the information society; Future arrangements for natural disaster reduction; Consultative Committee on Programme and Operations Questions

Document reference: ACC/1999/4
CEB: Second Report (October 1999, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on the demands placed on national and international systems by the new global environment; Follow-up to the Beijing Platform for Action and gender mainstreaming; Follow-up to recent ACC decisions (Coordination of United Nations system activities in Africa, HIV/AIDS, Follow-up to global conferences and the Economic and Social Council,  Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace) ; Administrative Questions (Introduction of a second-tier appellate mechanism to enhance the administration of justice in the United Nations system, United Nations staff

Document reference: ACC/1999/20
CEB: First Regular Session Report (April 2006, Madrid) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to 2005 World Summit; World Summit on the Information Society; Gender mainstreaming and women, peace and security) and Management issues (Management reform: inter-agency collaboration on accountability and transparency; Accounting standards;  Security and safety of staff; Dialogue with staff representatives).

Document reference: CEB/2006/1
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (October 2006, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: Discussions on Programme issues (Migration and development, Employment and decent work, Least developed countries, Gender equality and gender mainstreaming) and Management issues (Results-based management; United Nations System Staff College).

Document reference: CEB/2006/2
CEB: Second Regular Session Report (November 2010, New York) 23.02.2017

This report covers: the reports of the Board's committees (HLCM, HLCP, UNDG); Discussion on the newly established entity – UN Women; Chairmanship of the High-level Committee on Management and the High-level Committee on Programmes.

Document reference: CEB/2010/2
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2007, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its fall 2006 and spring 2007 sessions.

Document reference: E/2007/69
CEB: Annual Overview Report (July 2009, Geneva) 23.02.2017

This report provides an overview of major developments in inter-agency cooperation within the framework of the United Nations System Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB), during the period covering its session in October 2008 and its session in April 2009.

Document reference: E/2009/67
HRN: HR Questions: 81st Session, (June 1994, New York) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1994/14
HRN: HR Questions: 83rd Session, (July 1995, New York. September 1995, Geneva) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1995/19
HRN: HR Questions: 88th Session, (April 1998, Rome) 23.02.2017
Document reference: ACC/1998/5
HRN: Report of 16th Session (July 2008, New York) 23.02.2017

Base/floor salary scale; Evolution of the United Nations/United States net remuneration margin; Mobility/hardship scheme: review of the operation of the revised scheme, review of the levels; children’s and secondary dependant’s allowances: review of the levels; Assessing the implementation of the Job Evaluation Master Standard for the Professional and higher categories; Progress report on the Senior Management Network; Education grant: (a) Review of the methodology for determining the grant; (b) Review of the level of the grant; Review of the gender balance in the United Nations common syst

Document reference: CEB/2008/HLCM/HR/35
HLCP: Report of 20th Session (September 2010, Geneva) 23.02.2017

Issues discussed at the session: The outcome of the MDG Summit; Moving towards a fairer greener and sustainable globalization; Climate change; Gender; High-level Panel on Global Sustainability; Programme Criticality; Cyber security; IV UN Conference on the LDCs; South-South and triangular cooperation; and Access to energy.

Document reference: CEB/2010/6

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2009 World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 15.06.2016

The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development is the flagship publication of the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women.  It is presented to the Second Committee of the General Assembly at five-yearly intervals. The 1999 World Survey focused on globalization, gender and work and the 2004 World Survey addressed women and international migration.

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The UN Secretary-General database on violence against women 15.06.2016

In December 2006, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a comprehensive resolution calling for an intensification of efforts to eliminate all forms of violence against women and requesting the Secretary-General to establish a coordinated database on the extent, nature and consequences of all forms of violence against women, and on the impact and effectiveness of policies and programmes for, including best practices in, combating such violence

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Gender and land rights database 15.06.2016

A full Country Report about the geneder and the land rights

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Gender equality data and statistics 15.06.2016

This gender data portal is a one-stop shop for gender information, catering to a wide range of users and providing data from a variety of sources. Data at the country level are organized under six thematic headings, which are aligned to the themes identified by the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Gender Statistics.

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UNICEF Situation of Children and Women's Statistics 15.06.2016

UNICEF supports countries to collect data on the situation of children and women through the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) programme.

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UN Women News page 23.02.2017
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UN Secretary-General’s Five-Year Action Agenda 23.02.2017
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United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) 23.02.2017

In 1975 the First World Conference on Women, held in Mexico City, recommended the creation of a research and training institute dedicated to the advancement of women. The following year (1976), the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) created the United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW).

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Third World Conference on Women (1985) 23.02.2017

World Conference to review and appraise the achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace:Nairobi (15 to 26 July 1985)

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Second World Conference on Women (1980) 23.02.2017

World Conference of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace: Copenhagen (14 to 30 July 1980)

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First World Conference on Women (1975) 23.02.2017

World Conference of the International Women's Year: Mexico City (19 June to 2 July 1975)

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UN Action Network Against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (UN ACTION) 23.02.2017

UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 13 UN entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict. It is a concerted effort by the UN system to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors.

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Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) 23.02.2017

Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) is government planning, programming and budgeting that contributes to the advancement of gender equality and the fulfillment of women's rights.

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The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) 23.02.2017

The Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) is the body of independent experts that monitors implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women.

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Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women 23.02.2017

Adopted by the World Conference to review and appraise the achievements of the United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace, held in Nairobi, Kenya, 15-26 July 1985.

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Women Watch: UN information and resources on gender equality and empowerment of women 23.02.2017

WomenWatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies and academic and research institutions.

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Fourth World Conference on Women (1995) 23.02.2017
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Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) 23.02.2017

The Commission on the Status of Women is a functional commission of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).The Commission was established by ECOSOC resolution 11(II) of 21 June 1946 with the aim to prepare recommendations and reports to the Council on promoting women's rights in political, economic, civil, social and educational fields. The Commission also makes recommendations to the Council on urgent problems requiring immediate attention in the field of women's rights.

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The role of parliament in financing for gender equality (New York, 27 February 2008) 23.02.2017

The event took place on Wednesday, 27 February 2008, at UN Headquarters in New York and highlighted the specific contribution of parliamentarians and the difference they can make in securing adequate financial support to women’s empowerment and the implementation of policies and programmes in favour of gender equality.

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International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics) 23.02.2017

International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics is an interactive network of women in politics who share experiences, resources, advice and collaborate on issues of interest.

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CEB: UN WOMEN 15.06.2016
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HLCP: Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) 15.06.2016

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a network of United Nations offices, specialized agencies, funds and programmes. All UN member entities are represented in the Network.

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UN WOMEN Annual Report 20.03.2017

The Annual Report documents UN Women’s work to foster women’s empowerment and gender equality around the world. It highlights some of the organization’s initiatives during the year and provides summary financial statements, a list of new programmes and projects, and contact information.

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CEB: UN Women 14.10.2016

UN Women was established in July 2010 by the General Assembly (res. 64/289) to improve the coordination and coherence of gender equality and empowerment of women, and promote more effective gender mainstreaming across the UN system. It consolidated the work of four UN gender entities: the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), the Division for the Advancement of Women, the Office of the Special Adviser on Gender Issues, and the UN International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women.

Actions tagged with Gender equality and the empowerment of women

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HLCP: Action on the Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Gender mainstreaming and women, peace and security 23.02.2017
CEB: Action on Gender equality and gender mainstreaming 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the Campaign to end violence against women and girls 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on Gender 23.02.2017
HLCP: Action on the System Wide Action Plan for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women 23.02.2017
HLCM: Action on Gender Mainstreaming and Gender Equality 15.06.2016

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HLCP: UN Action Network Against Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict (UN ACTION) 23.02.2017

UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action) unites the work of 13 UN entities with the goal of ending sexual violence in conflict. It is a concerted effort by the UN system to improve coordination and accountability, amplify programming and advocacy, and support national efforts to prevent sexual violence and respond effectively to the needs of survivors.

HLCP: Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) 23.02.2017

The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a network of Gender Focal Points in United Nations offices, specialized agencies, funds and programmes and is chaired by UN Women. UN Women also serves as the Secretariat for the Network. The Network has played a central role in promoting gender equality throughout the United Nations system and in follow-up to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the twenty-third special session of the General Assembly (Beijing +5) in 2000.

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CEB: Ms. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka 23.02.2017

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women. She was sworn into office on 19 August 2013 and brings a wealth of experience and expertise to this position, having devoted her career to issues of human rights, equality and social justice. Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka has worked in government and civil society, and with the private sector, and was actively involved in the struggle to end apartheid in her home country of South Africa.