Introduction Title

The UN is mandated by Member States to fully implement the gender mainstreaming strategy at all levels. UN repositioning and the drive to strengthen coordination and coherence within the UN system has bolstered the implementation of the gender mainstreaming strategy at the regional and country levels.

Introduction Description

The new Cooperation Framework Guidance (UNSDG, 2019) calls on UNCTs to put gender equality at the heart of programming, which will drive the active and meaningful participation of both women and men, and empower women and girls, in line with the minimum requirements in the UNCT-SWAP Gender Equality Scorecard.


Introductory Text

UN Women supports the creation of guidance, analysis and technical tools to aid coordinated approaches to gender equality and gender mainstreaming at the country level. These are developed in collaboration with UN entities at the global level and with UN Women Regional Offices.

Manuals and Guidance


Technical Note on Gender Mainstreaming into the UNCT Response to COVID-19

This Technical Note aims to guide UNCTs on how to mainstream gender equality considerations into planning and programming work as part of their ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery effort.

Manuals and Guidance


Resource book for mainstreaming gender in UN common programming at the country level

This resource book supports prioritizing and mainstreaming gender equality issues in UN common programming processes. Guidance and tips for UN staff, focusing on how to mainstream gender in the UNDAF (now the Cooperation Framework).

Manuals and Guidance Standards and procedures


Resource guide for gender theme groups

The Resource Guide for Gender Theme Groups is a key resource for further enhancing coordinated action on gender equality and the empowerment of women by UN staff operating in the field.

Manuals and Guidance Standards and procedures


Gender Theme Groups: Standards and Procedures

This document provides guidance to RCs, UNCTs, individual UN entities and UN staff, GTG chairs and members on standards related to the role, functions and working methods of GTGs.