Gender Mainstreaming is a globally accepted strategy for promoting gender equality. Mainstreaming involves ensuring that gender perspectives and attention to the goal of gender equality are central to all activities.
Focal point for Women
The Focal Point was mandated to monitor the status of women in the United Nation's System, and report on progress to the Secretary General.
The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a network of gender focal points in UN entities. The Network is chaired by the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women. IANWGE monitors and oversees the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the programmatic, normative and operational work of the UN system.
Women, peace and security
The adoption of Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security marked an important step toward increasing the participation of women and bringing gender perspectives to the centre of all United Nations peace-making, peacekeeping, peace-building and reconstruction efforts.
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Welcome to the transitional page of OSAGI to UN Women
In an historic move, the United Nations General Assembly voted unanimously on 2 July 2010 to create a new entity to accelerate progress in meeting the needs of women and girls worldwide.
About the Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI)
The Office of the Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women (OSAGI) is headed by the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women and comprises a Principal Social Affairs Office in charge of Gender Mainstreaming and the Focal Point for Women in the Secretariat. This Office was created on 1 March 1997.
The Office's main objective is to promote and strengthen the effective implementation of the Millennium Declaration, the Beijing Declaration and the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW) held in Beijing in 1995 and the Outcome Document of the special session of the General Assembly on Beijing+5.
Speeches and statements delivered by Ms. Rachel Mayanja, Special Adviser on Gender Issues and Advancement of Women
Closing remarks at the 54th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women - New York, USA, 12 March 2010
Statement at the Fifth International Helvi Sipilä Seminar - New York, USA, 4 March 2010
Statement at the Joint Parliamentary Event of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the UN Division for the Advancement of Women on The Role of Parliaments in Enforcing Gender Equality and Women’s Rights - New York, USA, 2 March 2010
Statement at the fifty-fourth session of the Commission on the Status of Women - New York, USA, 1 – 12 March 2010
Statement at the panel meeting on a success story from Turkey: Snowdrops (parallel event, CSW 54) - New York, USA, 1 March 2010