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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Office of the Focal Point for Women in the United Nations
The Focal Point, through the Special Adviser on Gender Issues and the Advancement of Women, is mandated to monitor and report on the status of women in the United Nation's System, and assist the Secretary-General in achieving the General Assembly mandated goal of 50:50 gender balance at all levels in the UN System.
Under the guidance of the Special Adviser, the Focal Point, is particularly committed to the improvement of the status of women including in policy formulation and implementation, advocacy for work/life balance and grievance redress related to formal and informal conditions of employment of women.
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