A Global Forum on Public Administration was held at the World Bank headquarters from May 28-29 in Washington DC under the theme “Transforming Governments for a Livable Planet.” Co-hosted by UNDP, Transparency International, Apolitical, and several other organizations, the event brought together over 300 public administrators, policymakers, academics, civil society organizations, international organizations, and thought […]

On April 9, a significant moment took place as the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions was officially introduced within the Human Rights Defender Office (HRDO) of the Republic of Armenia. This initiative falls under the UNDP’s “Women in Politics, Public Administration and Civil Society” project, funded by the UK Good Governance Fund. The launch […]

In a landmark event within the 68th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) marked a significant milestone on March 21st with its first ever Gender Equality Seal Global Awarding Ceremony. This virtual celebration recognized the outstanding efforts of 18 public institutions worldwide in implementing reforms aimed […]

UNDP’s Gender Team and Sustainable Finance Hub jointly organized a Global Dialogue on Public Finance and Tax for Gender Equality in Istanbul from 6 to 8 February. The event brought together over 180 high-level participants from over 50 countries, including government Ministers, senior policymakers from Ministries of Finance, heads of tax administrations, civil society representatives, […]

UNDP and the Ministry of Women of Panama award the Gender Equality Seal to five Panamanian institutions. On February 2, five Panamanian institutions were certified with the Seal of Gender Equality in Public Institutions, one of them with the Gold Seal, two with the Silver Seal and three with the Bronze Seal. The Seal recognizes […]

The National Treasury of Brazil (Tesouro Nacional) has become the first institution in the country to implement UNDP’s Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions. A signing ceremony to celebrate this important commitment to advancing gender equality was recently organized at the National Treasury’s main office, attended by senior officials including Rogério Ceron, Secretary of the […]

Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) play a major role in shaping the discourse on public administration and public finance in addition to promoting accountability and transparency in government. However, despite their influence, many SAIs are yet to start incorporating gender equality perspectives into their work, which represents a missed opportunity to progress towards inclusive governance in […]

In November 2023 the National Bank of Argentina became the first bank at global level to receive the United Nations Development Program’s Gender Equality Seal certification for its commitment to reduce gender gaps in financial inclusion. The award ceremony was held at the institution’s Head Office and was led by President Silvina Batakis and UNDP […]