Gender and the Environment


UN System

UN Women

In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women.

United Nations Development Programme Women's Empowerment

UNDP focuses on gender equality and women’s empowerment not only as human rights, but also because they are a pathway to achieving the Millennium Development Goals and sustainable development.UNDP coordinates global and national efforts to integrate gender equality and women’s empowerment into poverty reduction, democratic governance, crisis prevention and recovery, and environment and sustainable development. Through our global network, we work to ensure that women have a real voice in all governance institutions, from the judiciary to the civil service, as well as in the private sector and civil society, so they can participate equally with men in public dialogue and decision-making and influence the decisions that will determine the future of their families and countries

UN Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality

Womenwatch is the central gateway to information and resources on the promotion of gender equality and the empowerment of women throughout the United Nations system, including the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), the United Nations Secretariat, regional commissions, funds, programmes, specialized agencies, and academic and research institutions.

FAO-Food and Agricultural Organisation

Achieving food security for all is at the heart of FAO's efforts - to make sure people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.FAO's mandate is to raise levels of nutrition, improve agricultural productivity, better the lives of rural populations and contribute to the growth of the world economy….more


International NGO

International Union for Conservation of Nature
UN System IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges. It supports scientific research, manages field projects all over the world and brings governments, non-government organizations, United Nations agencies, companies and local communities together to develop and implement policy, laws and best practice..more


Women in Europe for a Common Future
UN System WECF's overall goal "Achieving a healthy environment and sustainable development for all" can only be reached by integrating human rights and gender perspectives into all policies. If sustainable development and a healthy environment for all are the focus of our societies, short-term economic gains cannot have priority above the rights and health of people and the environment. Therefore, at the base of all sustainable development goals, stands a rights-based approach to achieving these goalsmore



Global Gender Climate Alliance
Launched in 2007, the Global Gender and Climate Alliance (with WEDO, UNEP, UNDP, and IUCN) works to ensure that climate change policies, decision-making, and initiatives at the global, regional and national levels are gender responsive.more