We hope that the publication of this Guide will help the UN system,
including UN Country Teams, Gender Theme Groups, UN entities and
national stakeholders to improve the development, implementation,
and monitoring and evaluation of joint gender programmes. In this
Guide we have compiled best practices and lessons learned from recent
experiences in this area of programming to support the UN system in
addressing gender equality challenges.
The Millennium Development Goals envision a world where all women
and men have equal access to the opportunities and resources,
freedoms and choices to forge their own life aspirations and destinies.
By leveraging the UN’s system-wide experience and expertise, this
Guide should help renew and strengthen commitment for coordination,
advocacy and action on gender equality and women’s empowerment.