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Understanding how crises affect women and men, girls and boys of different ages and disparities is critical to effective humanitarian preparedness and response. Women, girls, boys and men have distinct needs, priorities, responsibilities, limitations and protection needs. They are exposed to differential risks and vulnerabilities but also play unique and important roles in preparedness and in responding to emergencies, conflicts and building peace within their respective communities. Gender equality in humanitarian action is about better targeting and programming and therefore about effectiveness of humanitarian action reaching all segments of the affected population.

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28 Jul 2017 description

Executive Summary

Has the UN made a difference in Pakistan? The results in this Annual Report confirm that we have. As the era of the Sustainable Development Goals dawns, we marked this new beginning with a fresh resolve to deliver better results for all the people of Pakistan. 2016 was a year of impressive progress.
Hand in hand with our partners, our collective achievements propelled us forward, towards stronger development outcomes across the country.

Delivering as One

27 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

1. Introduction

The Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) have been developed to facilitate joint referral pathway for women, men, boys and girls at risk in the humanitarian emergency by GBV partners in the Jordan GBV hub cross border operations into Syria; including in camps and host communities. Gender Based Violence (GBV) is a life-threatening protection, health, and human rights issue that can have devastating impact on women and children in particular, as well as families and communities.

27 Jul 2017 description

In keeping with its commitment to contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in and through the media, UNESCO will hold a comprehensive training session for broadcasting members of the Arab States Broadcasting Union, as well as private media, in Amman, Jordan from 30 July to 1 August 2017.

27 Jul 2017 description

BAMYAN - Raising awareness about women’s rights and gender-based violence is the aim of a new UN-backed social media campaign in the country’s central highlands provinces of Bamyan and Daikundi.

Some 30 social media professionals, representing civil society organizations, women’s rights groups and local media outlets, gathered recently at a symposium, organized by the Bamyan regional office of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), to discuss social media strategies to raise awareness about women’s rights.

27 Jul 2017 description

Companion booklet to the 2016 Annual Report of the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: Accelerating Change

Author: UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Last year’s annual report for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) focused on the strategic and formal underpinnings of our work. It described the theory of change that guides interventions and the metrics by which we measure results. This year’s annual report provides two perspectives:

26 Jul 2017 description

25 juillet 2017 – A Kinshasa, une délégation conjointe de l'ONU et de l'Union africaine (UA) a rencontré mardi des femmes leaders congolaises dans le cadre d'une discussion sur l'implication des femmes avec pour mission de montrer que ces dernières ne sont pas seulement des victimes mais également des agentes de la paix et du développement.

21 Jul 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

UNFPA Somalia continues to scale up efforts in ensuring that no woman or new-born dies during birth and protecting women and girls from gender-based violence (GBV) even in the current drought situation ravaging Somalia.

21 Jul 2017 description
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Baghdad, Iraq, 21 July 2017 – The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI), in collaboration with UN Women and the Government of Iraq National Reconciliation Committee, Office of the Prime Minister’s Women and Gender Affairs Department, jointly organised a consultative meeting with senior women leaders, former ministers, former members of parliament and former advisors to discuss the participation of women in Iraq’s National Reconciliation process.

19 Jul 2017 description
report United Nations

World’s least developed countries face significant challenges in implementing the Istanbul Programme of Action and the Sustainable Development Goals

19 Jul 2017 description
report International Alert


This report examines the gendered vulnerabilities and realities faced by Syrians in this time of war and displacement, and what these may mean for future peacebuilding. As the Syrian war enters its seventh year, we explore some of the main gendered impacts of the violent conflict – for those who remain in the country and those displaced. We also examine the gendered dynamics of recruitment into armed groups as well as engagement in these groups more broadly.

17 Jul 2017 description


Changes in agro-ecological as well as socio-economic conditions lead to transformations of food and farming systems worldwide. Using plant varieties with new or different sets of traits can be one option for farmers to adapt to these changes; however, coping strategies and related varietal traits may vary for different groups of farmers, depending for example on their access to resources and assets, and their production goals. Gender is one major social category for which differences in this regard can be expected.

17 Jul 2017 description

Although the importance of women’s contribution to the agricultural sector in developing countries is now widely acknowledged, there is little systematic evidence on how gender gaps in control over resources have changed over time in response to agricultural policy and technological interventions. In particular, few large-scale, national-level studies examine these effects for developing countries. This is surprising in light of the pervasive impact of agricultural technology and policy innovation on gender differences in control over productive resources for agriculture.

17 Jul 2017 description


Al adoptar la Agenda 2030 para el Desarrollo Sostenible, los líderes del mundo resolvieron liberar a la humanidad de la pobreza, asegurar un planeta sano para las generaciones futuras y construir sociedades pacíficas e inclusivas como cimiento para garantizar vidas dignas para todos.

17 Jul 2017 description


En adoptant le Programme 2030 pour le développement durable, les dirigeants du monde ont décidé d'affranchir l’humanité de la pauvreté, d'assurer la bonne santé de la planète pour les générations futures, et de construire des sociétés pacifiques, ouvertes à tous pour permettre à chacun de vivre dans la dignité.

17 Jul 2017 description

UN report urges accelerated efforts to achieve Sustainable Development Goals

17 July 2017 – If the world is to eradicate poverty, address climate change and build peaceful, inclusive societies for all by 2030, greater efforts are needed to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a United Nations report presented today by Secretary-General António Guterres.

17 Jul 2017 description


As a result of the collaboration between UN Women and MSB, this stocks-taking report represents the substantial part of the Women’s Cohesion Space. The data collected, the findings of the analyses as well as the conclusions and recommendations will be used to define the package of services to be carried out in the Cohesion Spaces of Women.

This report is therefore a practical guide to better understand the reality of refugee women and men and to answer the question «Why a Women’s Cohesion Space?».

17 Jul 2017 description


La présente étude de base intitulée : « Enquête de base sur l’état des lieux des Espaces de Cohésion des Femmes dans le Camp de réfugiés de Minawao et les Sites de Ngam et Timangolo » s’inscrit dans le cadre de la mise en oeuvre du projet dénommé: «Support to UN Women’s Women Cohesion Spaces (Appui aux Espaces de Cohésion des Femmes d’ONU Femmes)» entre MSB et ONU Femmes Cameroun.

14 Jul 2017 description


In 2014, a small team of enthusiastic change-makers at the Public Service Development Agency (PSDA) of Georgia started a new form of collaboration with UNDP. Our shared vision? A partnership to shift a traditional bureaucracy into an engine of innovation for more effective solutions to the pressing challenges faced by the public sector.