UNDP’s Sustainable Finance Hub hosted the latest cohort of the SDG Finance Academy in Bangkok from 14-16 June. The event brought together experts from UNDP global, regional and country offices across the Asia Pacific region under the objective of building a foundation of knowledge and skills on how to leverage public and private finance for […]

Gender equality and women’s empowerment is not only a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG 5) of the 2030 Agenda, but also a cross-cutting enabler of all other SDGs. Furthermore, reviews of the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action call on government institutions to work more strongly to include and integrate gender equality in […]

The Ministry of Economy and Finance of the Republic of Uzbekistan recently organized a dialogue event on the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions in collaboration with the Committee on Women and Gender Equality of the Uzbeki Parliament and UNDP. The meeting was organized as the Ministry of Economy and Finance prepares to implement the […]

UNDP Gender Social Norms Index Report (GSNI)  Global progress in achieving gender equality has stalled: for the first time the Global Gender Inequality Index (GII) shows no improvement since 2019. Gender bias is a pervasive problem worldwide according to The Gender Social Norms Index (GSNI) report that was published recently. GSNI quantifies biases against women, capturing […]

The 2023 Conference on SDG 16 took place in Rome from 30 May to 1 June under the heading of SDG 16 as a compass for navigating intersecting crises. Jointly organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), the International Development Law Organization (IDLO) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and […]

UNDP’s Gender Team and Tax for SDGs Initiative of the Sustainable Finance Hub have joined forces to extend the implementation of the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions to Ministries of Finance and tax administrations. This collaboration is a key endeavor in broader efforts to promote gender responsive fiscal policy and administrative reforms in partner […]

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo, jointly with the Ministry of Finance, Labour and Transfers, the Kosovo Employment Agency, and the Agency for Gender Equality launched today the Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions for the Kosovo Employment Agency. The Seal is a UNDP global programa that  supports and recognizes public institutions that commit and […]

The Ministry of Transport is the first public entity in Colombia to obtain the UNDP Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions, and the second globally, after the Mayor’s Office of Lima. The Gender Equality Seal for Public Entities – Equipares Público- is a methodological proposal to support and recognise the efforts made by entities to […]

In institutional strategies for addressing gender-based violence, a comprehensive approach involves taking into account at least: prevention, protection and comprehensive reparation for victims of gender-based violence.  With this approach in mind, the second session for the exchange of experiences between participating institutions in the Seal took place in webinar format on 9th december 2022, and gathered 15 […]