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GEAR Regional Focal Point Letters to GA 2009

New York, September 15–Please find important documents related to the GEAR Campaign . The following letters were prepared in August and September 2009 by the GEAR regional focal points and sent to all General Assembly member states requesting the swift adoption of the resolution to establish a new women’s entity at the United Nations.…

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GEAR Campaign Update

New York, June 25–In the past few weeks, the GEAR Campaign has continued to lobby with allies and speak with governments about the reform process. We have been meeting and working with supportive countries, the Co-chairs of the System-wide Coherence process, and the UN Secretariat to discuss strategies to encourage Member States to adopt a resolution to create the new gender entity by the end of this General Assembly session.…

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EU GEAR Funding and Governance Paper

New York, June 9–This paper examines budgets, staff levels, offices and the European Union Member State contributors to the four existing UN gender equality and women’s empowerment entities (UNIFEM,DAW, OSAGI, and INSTRAW) and five other UN entities (UNICEF, UNDP, UNFPA, UN-HABITAT and UNAIDS), to help assess and support the most effective arrangements for a new, “composite” UN women’s organization.…

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Updates on the GEAR Process

New York, May 26–A lot has happened since we last posted an update on the GEAR process to establish a new women’s entity at the United Nations–both on the process and content/substance of the discussions.…

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