United National Economic Commission for Europe [UNECE ]Region:
EUROPETheme: General Women, Peace and Security, UN ImplementationType: UN & International Organizations
Work on Gender Equality
Assisting the member states in implementing internationally agreed commitments to women's empowerment and gender equality and provide a regional platform for policy-oriented research and dialogue through expert group meetings, workshops and regional conferences.
More specifically, UNECE
- Provides a forum for regional reviews of the Beijing Platform for Action and exchange of good practices in mainstreaming gender into economic policies,
- Collects gender-disaggregated data, and provides training on gender statistics,
- Mainstreams gender into sub-regional economic cooperation through the Working Group on Gender and Economy within the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), and
- Builds knowledge and capacity on women's entrepreneurship in South-East Europe, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia, and provides networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs in these regions.