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Gender Equality

The Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB) has continuously reaffirmed the UN system’s shared commitment to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, taking steps in mainstreaming a gender perspective in United Nations policies and decision-making, supporting the world conferences on women convened by the United Nations over the past quarter of a century, and promoting Sustainable Development Goal 5 – Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls – and its inter-linkages with other Goals.

In 2014, the Board issued a statement to the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women on the occasion of the 20-year anniversary of the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. This CEB statement underscored the need for the post-2015 agenda to be bold and ambitious and foster the transformation of gender relations by tackling the root causes of gender inequality.

Further work on addressing all kinds of inequalities, including gender equality, has since been carried out under the United Nations system shared framework for action on equality and non-discrimination.

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Source : CEB