UNDP Gender Equality Strategy 2014-2017

03 Apr 2014

The Future We Want: Rights and Empowerment

This strategy positions UNDP to ensure that gender equality and women’s empowerment are central both to our development work and to the way we function within UNDP.

With this Strategy, UNDP is well placed to ensure that gender equality and the empowerment of women are integrated into every aspect of its work to support countries to eradicate poverty and reduce inequalities and exclusion. In particular, the strategy provides detailed guidance for UNDP business units on how to mainstream gender perspectives as they operationalize all aspects of UNDP’s Strategic Plan 2014-2017.This includes identifying strategic entry points for advancing gender equality and women’s empowerment in all seven outcomes of the strategic plan.

The strategy also highlights the institutional mechanisms UNDP will put in place to ensure that staff at all levels are held accountable for delivering gender equality results, and for creating and maintaining workplaces where women and men have equal opportunities to contribute to our mission and advance within our organization. These include commitments on staffing for gender expertise and gender parity, further roll-out of the Gender Equality Seal, and continued use of the Gender Steering and Implementation Committee.

The strategy recognizes that achieving progress on gender equality requires working with others within the UN system, including UN Women, and with civil society and the private sector.

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