The main goal of the Issue-based Coalition is to ensure a coordinated UN system approach to promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment in Europe and Central Asia. It aims to strengthen regional engagement to promote gender equality, provide more coherent and timely programming, policy guidance and technical support, and improve coordination, communication as well as information sharing on key lessons and good practices.
PARTICIPATING UN ORGANIZATIONS
UN Women and UNFPA
FAO, ILO, IOM, OHCHR, UNDP, UNECE, UN Environment, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNICEF, UNDRR, UN Women, WFP, WHO
Promotion of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
in Europe and Central Asia.
-- Developing guidance and recommendations on gender equality and the rights of women and girls, including within the context of COVID-19 response
-- Issuing thematic briefing notes on specific gender equality issues where there are clear regional/sub-regional dimensions
-- Providing regional trend analysis, policy recommendations and advocacy messages to address key gender equality trends, including achievements and setbacks
-- Creating regional-level spaces for engagement that bring together different actors and partners to highlight key challenges and accelerate progress on gender equality and women and girl’s empowerment and rights.
-- Providing guidance, checklists and technical support on strengthening the integration of gender equality into UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks (UNSDCFs) and Common Country Analyses (CCAs) in coordination with the regional Peer Support Group through Regional Development Coordination Office (R-DCO)
-- Analysing existing CCAs and UNSDCFs to identify common gender equality priorities as well as gaps and preparing recommendations
-- Guidance and tools for UNSDCF Results Groups to integrate gender across joint work plans and joint programs in specific thematic areas.
-- Webinars and training/knowledge-sharing sessions on specific themes identified and requested by UN Country Teams
-- Technical support and training on UNCT System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality Score Card and the Gender Equality Marker
-- Support for gender capacity assessments
-- Peer-review of regional IBC products to ensure strong gender integration
-- Establish a Community of Practice/Knowledge Platform to support knowledge and experience-sharing between GTGs/GRGs and IBC-GE
-- Bi-annual meetings with GTGs/GRGs to discuss emerging trends and evolving needs and priorities
-- Knowledge products continuously uploaded in UN Regional Knowledge Management Hub
To contact the IBC regarding its services and activities, please get in touch at:
Latin America and Caribbean
Thematic Working Group on Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls
Issue-based Coalition on Gender Justice and Equality
Issue-based Coalition on Promoting Human Rights, Gender Equality and Women Empowerment
Opportunities-/Issue-based Coalition on Harnessing demographic dividends through investments in youth and women empowerment for SDGs