Promoting gender mainstreaming

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.

Fostering inter-agency collaboration in knowledge management and knowledge sharing

In the past year, both HLCM and HLCP have reiterated their commitment to pursue a common strategy to more effectively share knowledge across the system. While extensive capacity to leverage knowledge resources already exists within many United Nations system organizations, the ability of the system as a whole to share knowledge is a critical condition to significantly advance overall policy and programmatic coherence. With these considerations in mind, CEB, through its High-level Committees, has established an inter-agency task force to shape a system-wide knowledge-sharing strategy.

United Nations System Staff College


The presence of a common vision is a primary condition for achieving coherence and is critical to the system’s progress in advancing common goals in the development area, including its linkages to peace and security. The United Nations System Staff College is an integral part of the effort to develop such a vision and of rooting it in a shared understanding of, and common approaches to, programmatic and management practices across the system.