2021 UN Public Service Awards

As the world continues to grapple with the wide-ranging impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the innovation, accountability and effectiveness of public administrations to respond to the crisis and to ensure a green, inclusive and sustainable recovery is more crucial than ever. The pandemic has further underscored the need for governments and institutions to be better prepared for a crisis in all its forms. Whether a health pandemic, natural disaster, climate change, or economic shocks,...

Price of Peace: Financing for Gender Equality in Post Conflict Reconstruction

The main research question of this study To what extent do post-conflict reconstruction initiatives allocate resources to promote gender equality, address women's needs and involve women in decision-making around strategies and related resource allocations? In the Post-Conflict Needs Assessments examined in this paper, less than 5 percent of activities and only 3 percent of budget lines mentioned women's needs. Low and diminishing levels of gender-responsiveness were also evident in PRSPs.

Costing and Financing 1325

Examining the resources needed to implement Security Council Resolution 1325 at national level as well as the gains, gaps and glitches of financing the women peace and security agenda. Over the last decade the policy environment on women, peace and security has gained significant momentum. The adoption of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in 2000, the recent adoption of subsequent resolutions 1820, 1888 and 1889 and now the development of indicators for tracking the implementation of 1325 call for a moment of reflection.

Aid in Support of Gender Equality in Fragile and Conflict-affected States

The present study is a contribution to mark the 10th anniversary of the adoption of UNSCR 1325, and provides an overview of DAC members' funding targeted to gender equality in fragile and conflict-affected states. It was prepared with the assistance of members of the DAC Network on Gender Equality (GENDERNET) and the DAC Working Party on Statistics (WP-STAT). The main findings of the study are, On average, one-third of DAC members' aid to fragile states targets gender equality as a principal or significant objective.

Aid Effectiveness and the Implementation of SCR 1325 in Nepal

The EC/UN Partnership has reviewed the extent to which commitments to women's security and peacebuilding needs have been financed by Official Development Assistance (ODA) in four different post-conflict situations: the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nepal, Bougainville (Papua New Guinea), and Aceh (Indonesia).