A team of experts from UNDP’s Tax for SDGs Initiative and the Gender Team conducted a hybrid mission to Nigeria from 24-28 July to explore the alignment of Nigeria´s tax system with the SDGs, with a focus on Sustainable Development Goal 5 (SDG 5) on gender equality and Sustainable Development Goal 17.1 (SDG 17.1) on […]

The Gender Equality Seal for Public Institutions was presented in the Prop-PALOP Forum, that took place Lisbon from 20 to 21st April, as a mechanism for advancing gender mainstreaming in Ministries of Finance. Pro PALOP-TL (Program for PALOP-Timor-Leste) is a project funded by the European Union and led by UNDP, focused on strengthening public financial […]

Present at this milestone were the Minister of Agriculture, Esteban Valenzuela; the UNDP Resident Representative in Chile, Georgiana Braga-Orillard; the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Women and Gender Equality, Luz Vidal Huiriqueo; and the Director (s) of SAG, Andrea Collao. In his remarks, the Minister of Agriculture referred to the importance of having new tools […]

The UNDP Gender Equality Seal of Public Institutions Programme helps to connect institutional priorities with global and regional frameworks, and create a community of practice to solve management challenges and thus support institutional transformation in favour of Gender Equality and more inclusive states. With this perspective in mind, the Gender team of the UNDP Regional […]

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 […]