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UN's interventions and assistance for the development of womenBy: Kazuo tase acting director , UNIC Islamabad


“The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that everyone has the right to take part in the Government of his/her country. The empowerment and autonomy of women and the improvement of women's social, economic and political status is essential for the achievement of both transparent and accountable government and administration and sustainable development in all areas of life.”


UN has made significant progress in advancing gender equality and development

The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action

The Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).


“No individual and no nation must be denied the opportunity to benefit from development. The equal rights and opportunities of women and men must be assured”

millennium declaration

Millennium Declaration

Its necessary to closing the gap between women and men in terms of capacities, access to resources and opportunities, and vulnerability to violence and conflicts.


UN Women focuses on areas fundamental to women’s equality:

  • Violence against Women
  • Peace and Security
  • Leadership and Participation
  • Economic Empowerment
  • National Planning and Budgeting
  • Human Rights
  • Millennium Development Goals
how unwomen works
  • Program and Technical Assistance
  • Commission on the Status of Women
  • Capacity Development and Training
  • UN System Coordination
  • UNDP focuses on gender equality and women’s empowerment
  • pathway to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and sustainable development.
  • UNDP coordinates global and national efforts to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment
projects and initiatives
focus areas
Focus Areas
  • Gender and poverty Reduction
  • Gender and Democratic Governance
  • Gender, Environment and energy
  • HIV, Human rights and sexual diversity
  • Gender, crisis prevention and recovery
matters of fact
  • Fewer than three percent of signatories are women.
  • Women perform 66 percent of the world’s work,
  • Produce 50 percent of the food,
  • Earn only 10 percent of the income and own only one percent of the property.
  • Only 19 percent of national parliamentarians are female.
women representation in undp
Women representation in UNDP:
  • In UNDP, 35 percent of middle management staff are women.
  • Female employees comprise 33 percent of the workforce in senior management.
  • Key issues and linkage
  • Reproductive health including maternal morbidity
  • Steward of natural resources
  • Economic empowerment
  • Educational empowerment
  • Political empowerment

UNIDO implements the following activities directly related to MDG3:

  • Women entrepreneurship development
  • Business environment reform through technical and advisory services
  • SME cluster development
  • Technological upgrading and agro-value chain development
  • Rural and renewable energy for productive use
  • Entrepreneurship curriculum programs
  • Building of national and regional networks of Business Support Organizations (BSOs)
example of unido project under mdg3
Example of UNIDO project under MDG3:
  • Rural and Women’s Entrepreneurship Development Program
successful initiative in morocco
Successful Initiative In Morocco:
  • 339 women have been trained in production management, technological improvements and systems assuring safety and quality in manufacturing
  • More than 70 women have been trained in spinning, weaving and finishing as well training in management, accounting and maintenance reporting

Women entrepreneurs have participated in trade fairs in Spain and Italy, thereby building their understanding of markets and market requirements

  • Women entrepreneurs in rural areas have been able to generate an income and improve their standards of living, as well as offer stable employment

Mission Statement

“UNICEF aims, through its country program, to promote the equal rights of women and girls and to support their full participation in the political, social, and economic development of their communities”

water and sanitation sector
  • Promote the survival, protection and development of children
  • To promote behavioral changes essential to realizing the full benefits of water and sanitation services.
  • The ILO Action Plan for Gender Equality 2010-15 is the ILO’s tool to implement its policy on gender equality and mainstreaming.
  • Decent Work Country Programmes (DWCPs) are the main vehicle for delivery of ILO support to countries.
international labour standards
International labour standards

Promoting the four key gender equality Conventions

  • Equal Remuneration Convention, 1951 (No. 100); the Discrimination
  • (Employment and Occupation) Convention, 1958 (No. 111);
  • the Workers with Family Responsibilities Convention, 1981 (No. 156);
  • the Maternity Protection Convention, 2000 (No. 183)
technical cooperation for development
  • Technical cooperation projects with the ILO gender network to support capacity building of constituents on gender
  • Mainstreaming, conduct participatory gender audits and expand the ILO’s global knowledge of gender issues in the world of work.
  • Ensuring that a gender perspective is both visible and accountable in their implementation.
research and information
Research and information
  • the ILO collects, monitors and analyzes labour market information and shares this data widely.
knowledge development training and capacity building
Knowledge development, training and capacity building
  • The Gender and Non Discrimination Programmeof the ILO Training Centre in Turin includes regular training courses on gender mainstreaming
  • ILO also publishes a wide range of gender-specific training materials.
ilo pakistan skills for rural development
ILO Pakistan: Skills for rural development

Skills are central to:

  • improve employability and livelihood opportunities,
  • reduce poverty,
  • enhance productivity,
  • promote environmentally sustainable development.
further information