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A cross-agency training on gender in communications brought together UN staff from 13 agencies in Nepal last month. The two-day session provided the 25 participants with a range of tools and skills to develop gender-responsive communication materials in their respective lines of work. “There is a need for devising coherent communications plans and strategies that position the United Nations as the torchbearer of incorporating gender in communications,” said Valerie Julliand, UN Resident Coordinator.
As the deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, there can be no doubt that the MDGs, including MDG 3 — “promote gender equality and empower women” — have made a significant difference to the lives of women and girls worldwide.
Member States and civil society organizations in Asia-Pacific endorse a stand-alone gender equality goal for post-2015
At the Asia-Pacific Regional Preparatory Meeting attended by Member States of CSW, government representatives had an opportunity to reflect on the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the Asia-Pacific region.