Gender

About gender

We pursue a dual approach of gender mainstreaming across our diverse areas of work and targeted activities under our Gender and Economy Programme. We assist our member States in implementing internationally agreed commitments to women's empowerment and gender equality and provide a regional platform for policy-oriented research and dialogue through expert group meetings, workshops and regional conferences.

As part of aligning its work with the universal and integrated Agenda 2030, UNECE has updated its Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2016-2020) to systematically mainstream gender across its substantive areas of work and progress on gender parity in the workplace. The Policy identifies where and how UNECE can best add value given its mandate on gender mainstreaming and promoting gender equality. 

While the policy incorporates the standards of the United Nations System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-SWAP), concrete actions at cross-sectoral and sectoral levels towards its implementation are contained in the Gender Action Plan for 2016-2017.