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 […]

The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of the Province of Buenos Aires received last November 17th from the Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Argentina, Claudio Tomasi, the Gold medal of the UNDP Seal of Gender Equality in Public Institutions for having achieved a score of 88 out of 100, […]

A global conference on Tax and the SDGs was organized by UNDP and Columbia University from 14-17 November in New York City. The event gathered approximately 400 delegates from more than 50 countries, featuring a diverse array of attendees including several finance ministers, leaders of national tax authorities, high-ranking government officials, experienced tax professionals, campaigners, […]

The Global Seal Team conducted a five-day capacity building mission to Mongolia from 6 – 10 November to support the implementation of the EQUANOMICS initiative in the country. The mission included capacity building for up to 40 officers of the General Tax Authority, Ministry of Finance and National Committee on Gender Equality, in addition to […]

Bhutan partners with UNDP and UNDESA to build capacities for promoting the presence and leadership of women in public administration at both national and local levels. Officials from the Royal Civil Service Commission (RCSC) and National Commission for Women and Children (NCWC) recently came together for a workshop on promoting gender equality in public administration on […]

Raquel Lagunas, the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Global Director of GenderEquality, visited Kazakhstan from 16 to 20 October to participate in several strategic events hosted by UNDP and national partners. The mission enabled discussions on gender equality and highlighted priorities with members of parliament, the government and women’s rights organizations on the country’s progress […]

A four-day capacity building event on public finance and gender equality took place in the Comoros Islands from 17 to 20 October in the country’s capital Moroni. The event brought together over 20 officers from different public institutions that are stakeholder to fiscal planning processes and efforts to advance gender equality in the country, including […]