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Gender Equality



Gender equality is crucial to sustainable development.  At UNECE, we are committed to assist the 56 countries of our region to make gender equality a reality. In line with our mandate as a Regional  Economic Commission, we focus on women’s economic empowerment which sets a direct path towards inclusive economic growth.

We work towards advancing the situation of women and men in the economies of our region through capacity building, policy dialogue and data collection. We mainstream gender equality within our own organisation and join forces with partners to achieve gender equality in the UNECE region.

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In focus


Let’s make every day a step towards a gender equal world – the 2030 Agenda depends on it

On 8 March, we celebrate International Women’s Day with this year’s theme “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”.

We still have a long way to go. In October 2019, UNECE hosted a regional meeting to review the progress and discuss the challenges in the implementation of the most visionary agenda for gender equality and the empowerment of women, the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action (Beijing+25). Read more


UNECE Policy for Gender Equality

As part of aligning our work with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, we updated our Policy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2016-2020). The Policy provides guidance to mainstream gender in the work of our substantive divisions, and our organizational culture.