System-Wide Strategy On Gender Parity


The focus of this UN strategy paper is on establishing ambitious, realistic and customized targets for gender parity and providing bold and targeted recommendations to accelerate change, including encouraging leadership and accountability for achieving these targets; strengthened special measures and their consistent application; and the addressing of changes needed to ensure an enabling policy and institutional environment for inclusion. Specific focus is given to field settings, with emphasis within this on peace operations where the bulk of secretariat staff are located and where the gaps in gender balance, as well as the challenges in addressing this, are the greatest.