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UNESCO Priority Gender Equality Action Plan 2014–2021

The Action Plan is a companion document to the new Medium-Term Strategy 2014-2021 (37 C/4) and the Programme and Budget 2014-2017 (37 C/5) and aims to operationalize the priorities and objectives in those strategic documents in order to ensure that there is a comprehensive and coherent approach to the promotion of gender equality within UNESCO and with Member States. This second Action Plan builds on the lessons learnt from the first Gender Equality Action Plan (2008-2013) identified through an internal assessment process by the Division for Gender Equality in the Office of the Director-General (ODG/GE) and EX/4 reporting to the Executive Board, and through recommendations stemming. Gender Equality was designated as one of two global priorities of the Organization for the 2008-2013 Medium- Term Strategy period. This priority status is maintained for the next Medium-Term Strategy which will span eight years from 2014 to 2021. from the findings of the Internal Oversight Service (IOS) review of Priority Gender Equality and the International Labour Office’s (ILO) Participatory Gender Audit Report. Following lessons learnt, GEAP II is much more closely aligned with C/4 and C/5 documents to enable clear and consistent implementation and monitoring of actions to promote gender equality, and it contains clear and realistic targets and plans for implementation, as well as structures and chains of responsibility for achieving the expected results. This Plan was developed through wideranging consultations and with the involvement of UNESCO staff from Headquarters, field offices and institutes. Member States and the network of United Nations agencies were also consulted. (Published in 2014)

24 mar. 2020

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UNESCO Priority Gender Equality Action Plan 2014–2021.pdf