How UN Agencies and Programmes Can Ensure Women’s Meaningful Participation in their Work
The 61st UN Commission on the Status of Women convened in New York in April 2017, but due to the US’s implemented travel ban and consequent exclusion of many impacted women from the session, WILPF organised an alternative Convening in Geneva one month later. This booklet, created in partnership with UN Women, Oak Foundation and Norad, compiles the main recommendations proposed at the Convening. It lays out specific recommendations for UN agency representatives to ensure equal representation of women in all UN programmes. Including testimonies from the attendees, the document identifies procedural weaknesses in UN functions with respect to gender integration, and outlines strategies for effective inclusion and promotion of women’s voices in all branches of the organisation.