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First meeting of the initiative for gender-responsive standards

4 April 2017

International Trade Centre (ITC), 54-56 rue de Montbrillant, Geneva in room 4

Objectives of the meeting:

    • Gain awareness and understanding of gender mainstreaming in standards; 
    • Discuss initiatives for standards to further contribute to gender parity and the achievement of SDG Goal 5 
    • Interchange of experiences around the topic; 
    • Develop a work plan for the group and discuss initiatives and possible deliverables

Facilitators: Raquel Lagunas, UNDP Gender Policy Senior Advisor & Lorenza Jachia, UNECE

Agenda:

10:00 -10:30 Opening, Ms. Jachia, Ms. Lagunas, Ms. Erogbobo
 
10:30 - 11:00 Introduction of participants & the Agenda 

10:30 - 12:30 Analysis of standards through a gender lens

- Why do we need to look standards through a gender lens?
- What is a gender analysis and how to apply it to standards? 
- Example of the application of the gender analysis to standards.
 
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break 

13:30 - 14:15 Exchange of experiences around standards and gender equality initiatives: challenges and opportunities of integrating gender issues into standards work. 

14:15 - 15:00 Group discussion on next steps for the group 

15:00 - 16:00 Work plan

Downloads:  Information leaflet  List of participants    Minutes

Presentations:   Moderator  AFNOR   EDGE   UNECE Trade Facilitation   

  

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