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Pages tagged with Gender mainstreaming

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CEB: Promoting gender mainstreaming 15.06.2016

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.

HLCP: First World Conference on Women (1975) 15.06.2016

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) 15.06.2016

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) 15.06.2016

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) 15.06.2016

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 15.06.2016

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 15.06.2016

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 15.06.2016

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 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.

Documents tagged with Gender mainstreaming

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HLCP: Report of the Secretary-General: Mainstreaming a gender perspective into all policies and programmes in the UN system 15.06.2016

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) 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.

HLCP: Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (September 1995) 15.06.2016

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: Second Report (October 1999, New York) 15.06.2016

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

Bookmarks tagged with Gender mainstreaming

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United Nations International Research and Training Institute for the Advancement of Women (UN-INSTRAW) 15.06.2016

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).

Direct access: UN-INSTRAW Homepage
Third World Conference on Women (1985) 15.06.2016

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)

Direct access: First World Conference on Women (1985)
Second World Conference on Women (1980) 15.06.2016

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

Direct access: Second World Conference on Women (1980)
First World Conference on Women (1975) 15.06.2016

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

Direct access: First World Conference on Women (1975)
Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women 15.06.2016

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.

Direct access: Nairobi Forward-looking Strategies for the Advancement of Women
Fourth World Conference on Women (1995) 15.06.2016
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Agencies tagged with Gender mainstreaming

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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 mainstreaming

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CEB: Action on Gender mainstreaming and women, peace and security 15.06.2016
CEB: Action on Gender equality and gender mainstreaming 15.06.2016

Inter-agency Coordination Mechanisms tagged with Gender mainstreaming

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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 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.