Mainstreaming Gender into UNDP-GEF projects on chemicals and waste

29 Nov 2018
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UNDP Guidance Document: Gender and Chemicals

This Guide to Mainstreaming Gender into UNDP-GEF Projects on Chemicals and Wastes was developed in February 2017 to support the chemicals and waste programmes and projects in countries at the national and regional levels. It is intended to guide UNDP MPU/Chemicals Regional Technical Advisors, UNDP Country Offices, project teams, consultants, and implementing partners by describing the steps that should be taken to ensure that gender considerations are an integral part of projects on chemicals and wastes.

The Guide is consistent with existing gender mainstreaming policies, including those highlighted in the Rio Declaration on environment and development, the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, the Minamata Convention on Mercury, the Dubai Declaration of SAICM, the Sustainable Development Goals, the GEF policy on gender mainstreaming guidelines and processes, and the Guide to Gender Mainstreaming in UNDP Supported GEF Financed Projects of October 2016. However, it is considered to be a living tool and subject for update if new requirements are introduced by UNDP or GEF.

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