Contribution to UN-wide Gender Action Plan

The Trade, Gender and Development Programme 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 Programme 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 benefit equally from trade.

The Programme recently contributed to the side event: Trade and global value chains during the sixtieth session of the Commission on the Status of Women. It also, 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.

Furthermore, the Programme is building long-lasting partnerships with entities within and outside the United Nations system to enhance the outreach and policy relevance of its work.

Strategic partners of the Programme currently include the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations; the International Labour Organization; the International Trade Centre; UN-Women; regional development banks and regional organizations, such as the Secretariat of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa; and TradeMark East Africa.

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