This course aims to strengthen capacity of UN System gender focal points in their specific role and functions in advancing gender equality within their own organizations. It also promotes the building of a community to encourage discussion and sharing of good practices.
This course explores key areas related to gender equality and the empowerment of women. It examines the UN Gender architecture and reviews strategies and tools to identify and address gender equality challenges within the UN. It reviews gender mainstreaming tools (such as gender markers and the UN System Wide Approach on Gender Equality) and their concrete application. The course also addresses communication and advocacy tools to promote gender equality.
United Nations System gender focal points