for incorporating gender perspectives in medium-term plans and
programme budgets in the United Nations
special session of the General Assembly to
follow-up implementation of the Platform for Action
June 2000 (A/S-23/10/Rev.1)
The realization and the achievement of the goals of gender equality,
development and peace need to be supported by the allocation of
necessary human, financial and material resources for specific
and targeted activities to ensure gender equality at the local,
national, regional and international levels as well as by enhanced
and increased international cooperation. Explicit attention to
these goals in the budgetary processes at the national, regional
and international levels is essential."
(b). Incorporate a gender perspective into the design, development,
adoption and execution of all budgetary processes, as appropriate,
in order to promote equitable, effective and appropriate resource
allocation and establish adequate budgetary allocations to support
gender equality and development programmes that enhance women's
empowerment and develop the necessary analytical and methodological
tools and mechanisms for monitoring and evaluation;"
Resolution, July 1998 (E/Res/1998/26)
Requests the governing bodies of the United Nations funds and
programmes to monitor the implementation of gender mainstreaming
in their programme of work, including in the budgeting of their
Assembly Resolution, December 1997 (A/Res/52/100)
Requests all bodies that deal with programme and budgetary matters,
including the Committee for Programme and Coordination, to ensure
that all programmes, medium-term plans and programme budgets visibly
mainstream a gender perspective: 12. Invites other intergovernmental
bodies, such as the governing bodies of the United Nations funds
and programmes, to monitor the way in which the concerned agencies,
funds and programmes implement gender mainstreaming in their respective
medium-term plans and programme budgets, including at the field
of the Secretary General, 13 October 1997
to Heads of Departments, Programmes, Funds and Regional Commissions
"…I would like you to take a number of steps:… c) Prepare
medium-term plans and programme budgets in such a manner that
a gender perspective is apparent."
to Heads of Specialized Agencies "…Medium-term plans and
programme budgets also need to be prepared in such a way as to
ensure that a gender perspective is apparent."
Agreed Conclusions July 1997/2
Council encourages the General Assembly to direct all of its committees
and bodies and draw the attention of other bodies of the United
Nations system to the need to mainstream a gender perspective
systematically into all areas of their work, in particular in
such areas as macroeconomic questions, operational activities
for development, poverty eradication, human rights, humanitarian
assistance, budgeting, disarmament, peace and security, and legal
and political matters…" (p29).
All bodies that deal with programme and budgetary matters, including
the Committee for Programme and Coordination, should ensure that
all programmes visibly mainstream a gender perspective" (p29).
Nations funds and programmes and specialized agencies should ensure
that, on the basis of gender analysis, gender concerns are addressed
in all planning activities when setting priorities, allocating
resources and identifying actions and activities." (p31).