UNESCO Promotes Gender Equality
Gender Equality is one of UNESCO's two global priorities, with a commitment to promote equality between women and men across the Organization's mandate. Gender Equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundaton for the creation of sustainable and peaceful societies.
The Division for Gender Equality is responsible for ensuring the promotion of Gender Equality at UNESCO both in programming and in the Secretariat. This work is based on a two-pronged approach involving both gender-specific programmes and gender mainstreaming within UNESCO’s five areas of competence (Education; Natural Sciences; Social and Human Sciences; Culture; and Communication and Information), guided by the Priority Gender Equality Action Plan for 2014-2021
GENDER EQUALITY ACTION PLAN 2014-2021
The new UNESCO Priority Gender Equality Action Plan 2014-2021 outlines the strategic vision and a practical implementation plan for gender mainstreaming and gender-specific programming across UNESCO's programmes and activities. Available in 6 languages :
English - French - Spanish - Russian - Arabic - Chinese
ANNEX TO THE REPORT BY THE DIRECTOR-GENERAL ON UNESCO ACTIONS PROMOTING WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT AND GENDER EQUALITY - 37TH SESSION OF THE GENERAL CONFERENCE
The Online Annex to the third stand-alone report to the General Conference on UNESCO actions promoting women’s empowerment and gender equality covers the reporting period 2011 to 2013 and describes in full details strategic initiatives and key results achieved by programme sectors, field offices and institutes to promote women’s empowerment and gender equality, in the framework of the Priority Gender Equality Action Plan 2008-2013 (GEAP I). The report also highlights capacity building and advocacy initiatives, and policy and action-oriented research carried out by the Division for Gender Equality in the Office of the Director-General (ODG/GE), as well as the evolution of gender parity in the Secretariat between June 2009 and May 2013. The document identifies key challenges and lessons learned before concluding with recommendations for moving forward.
Veuillez cliquer ici pour télécharger la version française de l’Annexe du Rapport de la Directrice générale sur les actions menées par l’UNESCO en faveur de l’autonomisation des femmes et de l’égalité des genres.
UNESCO and the EU: Promoting Women's Rights in Madagascar
The European Union is funding a new programme on promotion of women's rights in Madagascar.
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