The Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE) is a network of United Nations entities, specialized agencies, funds and programmes. IANWGE works to ensure coordination and cooperation on the promotion of gender equality throughout the United Nations system. IANWGE was established in 2001, but UN interagency work on gender equality has existed in different shapes since 1975.
The implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action and gender-related recommendations coming from other recent UN General Assembly are all supported and monitored by IANGWE. The network lays special focus on guaranteeing effective co-operation and coordination on the promotion of gender equality throughout the UN system.
In February 2001, IANWGE called for the establishment of the Inter-agency Taskforce on Women, Peace and Security to monitor and follow up the implementation of SCR 1325 (2000). The taskforce remain to some extent active. It aims to “play a critical role in the advocacy for and coordination of the United Nations systems joint response to women, peace and security, in partnership with Member States and non-governmental organizations, based on the Security Council resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace and security and in line with the critical area of concern for the Beijing Platform for Action - women and armed conflict.”
Source: Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality (IANWGE)
For further informaiton, please visit the official IANWGE website.