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2018 United Nations Public Service Forum and Awards

The 2018 United Nations Public Service Forum took place in Marrakesh, in the Kingdom of Morocco from 21- 23 June 2018, under the overarching theme “Transforming governance to realize the Sustainable Development Goals”. The Forum was organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the Ministry of Administration and Civil Service Reform of the Kingdom of Morocco alongside further organizing partners. The United Nations Public Service Awards, took...


2018 IMF and World Bank Spring Meetings

18 April 2018 - UN Women, in collaboration with International Monetary Fund (IMF), will present an introduction to gender responsive budgeting in lead up to the 2018 Spring Meetings of the IMF and World Bank Group. This interactive discussion will address how to shape fiscal policy to close critical gender gaps and the importance of promoting women's active participation in planning and budgeting. Zohra Khan, Chief (OiC) Leadership and Governance, UN Women and Lisa Kolovich,...


Upcoming Gender Budgeting webinars in French and Spanish!

Details on how to register for UN Women Training Center's upcoming Gender Responsive Budgeting webinars in French and Spanish. Please read more for access to direct registration links.


Gender budgeting helps empower ethnic minority women in Viet Nam

Due to gender discrimination and restrictive social roles, women and girls from ethnic minority groups in Viet Nam are particularly vulnerable to violence and discrimination. With financial support from the Government of Ireland, UN Women and the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEMA) published a report on “Figures on Ethnic Minority Women and Men in Viet Nam 2015” presenting first-ever sex disaggregated  data on the socio-economic situation of the 53 recognized ethnic...


High Level Lab Debate on Financing for Gender Equality

The twelfth edition of the European Development Days (EDD) took place in Brussels from 5 - 6 June 2018 under the overarching theme"Women and Girls at the Forefront of Sustainable Development: protect, empower, invest." At the EDD, UN Women organized a High-Level lab Debate on Gender Responsive Budgeting. The session was moderated by Ermira Lubani, UN Women's Regional GRB Manager, who emphasized UN Women's work in Europe and central Asia with the support of ADA, Swiss-Development and the EU....


Upcoming moderated GRB courses in English, French and Spanish!

UN Women's Training Center will offer online moderated courses on GRB in English, French and Spanish from 3 September to 23 November, 2018. Courses will enhance the analytical and practical skills of GRB practitioners and identify key strategies for practical GRB implementation.  Courses will offer practical analysis and strategies from GRB theory to practice. Register by 5 August 2018 by clicking  here ! Inscrivez-vous jusqu’au 5 août 2018 en cliquant...


Andalusia Gender Impact Assessment Report on the 2018 Budget

Junta de Andalucia

The Government of Andalusia has presented, as part of its 2018 Budget Bill, its Gender Impact Assessment Report. The report is an ex ante evaluation of the resources that the Government of Andalusia allocates to the promotion of gender equality. The Report, together with G + Program and Gender Budgeting Audits, are the main elements of the Gender Budgeting strategy in the Andalusian region.


2018 FFD Forum Expert Session on Gender Equality

2018 marked the first year gender equality was featured as part of the main Financing for Development (FFD) Forum programme. An expert session brought together three leading experts to review trends in financing for gender equality and explore options to increase fiscal space at the national and local level.


2018 UN Public Service Awards - Call for Nominations

Apply now for the UN Public Service Awards (UNPSA) 2018 by 7 Feb! Learn more here & apply: bit.ly/ApplyUNPSA #UNPSA2018


Registration Open - GRB Training Course in Spanish

UN Women Training Centre has opened registration to the Gender Responsive Budgeting (GRB) course in Spanish. It will take place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, from 18 to 23 February 2018 at the UN Women Training Centre. All interested governmental policymakers and development practitioners are encouraged to complete the application form by 31 January 2018.