Gender and Development

Working to promote gender equality and women's empowerment for green, equitable and inclusive development.

Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment 

Gender equality is central to our support to countries to implement and achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals as well as other commitments agreed by Member States.

UNDP programmes and projects are informed by gender analysis in their design and implementation. UNDP seeks to identify and integrate the different needs, constraints, contributions and priorities of women, men, girls and boys into its programming. Both women and men are able to participate meaningfully and equitably, have equal access to programme and project resources, and receive comparable social and economic benefits

UNDP programmes and projects promote gender equality and the empowerment of women. UNDP strengthens interventions tackling structural changes and remove the institutional, societal, political and legal barriers to accelerate gender equality and women’s empowerment.

UNDP ensures that its programmes and projects do not discriminate against women or girls or reinforce gender-based discrimination and/or inequalities.



Our Campaigns 


Advocating for women’s and girls’ rights, combating discriminatory practices, and challenging the roles and stereotypes that create inequalities and exclusion is a critical part of our gender work in Bhutan. We do this through in-person, media and social media campaigns.

The "Women for Climate" series launched ahead of the International Women's Day 2022 is one of the key ongoing gender advocacy campaign. In line with 2022 Women's Day theme "Gender equality for a sustainable tomorrow", the campaign celebrates women and girls leading the charge on climate change. Without gender equality today, a sustainable future, and an equal future remains beyond our reach.



Prevention And Response To Sexual Misconduct

All forms of sexual harassment and sexual exploitation and abuse (SEA) are unacceptable and are prohibited in UNDP, whether perpetrated against a recipient of assistance or a coworker. Sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse violate human rights and are a betrayal of the core values of the United Nations. It is our collective priority to prevent such behaviours and to support those affected. We are also committed to ensure that all allegations of sexual harassment and SEA are responded to swiftly, appropriately and effectively. 

Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

Sexual Harassment 

Policy Framework





How to report 

Related links:

Secretary General's Bulletin- Special Measures for protection from sexual exploitation and sexual abuse 

Inter-Agency Website

UN Peacekeeping conduct and discipline