The Gender and Development team ensures the liaison with the Headquarters and other organizations dealing with gender-related issues within and outside the UN system. UNCTAD/Gender and Development team regularly attends the annual sessions of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) and participates in other international gatherings that address gender issues from an economic point of view.
As the Task Manager of the United Nations Inter-agency Task Force on Gender and Trade (IANWGE), UNCTAD/Gender and Development team spearheaded a Resource Paper on Gender Equality and Trade Policy. The paper, published in February 2011, reflects the collective views of the United Nations system on the issue and is meant to enhance policymakers´ understanding of how to ensure that men and women equally benefit from trade.
The team also recently contributed to the UN Inter-Agency Task Force on Rural Women and contributed to the Fact-Sheet on Rural Women that was presented at the 2012 session of the CSW.
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