Agreed conclusions on financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women
The following agreed conclusions adopted by the Commission are brought to the attention of the General Assembly as an input into the preparations for the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus to be held in Doha from 29 November to 2 December 2008.
Promoting Gender Equality as a Means to Finance Development
This paper identifies the linkages between gender equality and financing for development, with an eye to connecting these results to concrete policy implications that can be adopted by developing countries to ensure a win-win outcome: greater gender equality, resource mobilization, and improvements in societal well-being.
— Stephanie Seguino, Günseli Berik, Yana Van Der Meulen Rodgers
Declaration of the Delegations of Arab Countries participating in the high-level regional meetingheld in Cairo on October 21-22, 2007, and which discussed how to devise a common Arab vision towards issues of financing and development that shape the international obligations in support of the empowerment of women, including Arab women, actively participating in the management and development of their communities.
Guide to the discussions during the high-level round table, which will focus on the priority theme of the fifty-second session of the Commission on the Status of Women, “Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women”.
on Reviewing the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus
The first draft of the Outcome Document, released on July 25, 2008, rearfirms the goals and commitments of the Monterrey Consensus and reflects upon the domestic and international financial resources for development.
This article is a revised version of " Financiación para el desarrollo, género y derechos de las mujeres", in:Mujeres, Globalización y derechos Humanos, Virginia Maquieira, (ed.) publicado por Ediciones Cátedra,Madrid, 2009
This report has been prepared in accordance with the programme of work of the Commission on the Status of Women for 2007-2009, which identified “Financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women” as the priority theme for the fifty-second session. It analyses the current situation of financing for gender equality and the empowerment of women and proposes recommendations for consideration by the Commission.
Today, there is growing recognition of the need to foster high-quality economic growth that is equitable and sustainable. Many countries are promoting more inclusive financial sectors, and per capita social expenditures are increasing. International agreements, including theMillennium Declaration and the Monterrey Consensus, have endorsed financing policies that move beyond narrow definitions of income growth to embrace the more comprehensive goal of human development, that is, expanding people's choices to improve their lives.
Draft resolution submitted by the Chairperson of the Second Committee on the basis of informal consultations held on draft resolution A/C.2/62/L.37
A/C.2/62/L.59Sixty-second session of the UN General Assembly. Second Committee. Agenda item 53. Follow-up to and implementation of the outcome of the International Conference on Financing for Development.
Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 61/191, the present report provides an analytical assessment of the implementation of agreements reached at the International Conference on Financing for Development in 2002, prepared in full collaboration with the major institutional stakeholders, as an input to the High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development. Following a brief introduction, it covers all the six core areas of the Monterrey Consensus. In addition, the report reviews key intergovernmental and multi-stakeholder activities carried out in implementing the commitment to staying engaged. Each section contains policy recommendations calling for action by Member States and other stakeholders in the financing for development follow-up process.
The present Communication builds on the outcome of the Conference organized in November 2005 on the theme “Owning Development: Promoting Gender Equality in New Aid Modalities and Partnerships”, the policy framework of the European Consensus, and on the practical experience gained so far. The Communication also responds to the commitments made in the Roadmap for Equality between Women and Men by formulating an EU strategy to progress towards achieving:EN 3 EN• equal rights (political, civil, economic, employment, social and cultural) for women and men, girls and boys; • equal access to, and control over, resources for women and men; • equal opportunities to achieve political and economic influence for women and men. While the previous 'Programme of Action for the mainstreaming of Gender Equality in Community Development Co-operation' valid between 2001 and 2006 provided the basis for capacity building within the European Commission, the present document places Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment firmly in an EU context and is intended to send the strongest possible signal regarding the importance of Gender Equality in all future EU development cooperation efforts.
This Guide describes the impact on people's lives, especially on women, of World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) policy-based loans: loans to developing countries that require governments to reform economic, financial and trade policies. These “reforms”—also known as loan conditionalities—generally bypass local democratic processes and contribute to the feminization of poverty. Policy-based loans often help creditors more than women and men in developing countries. Governments are forced to use these loans to repay old debts incurred under dubious circumstances. Loan conditionalities tend to benefit foreign companies by opening up markets at the expense of local industries and working women and men. The World Bank and IMF claim they reduced conditionalities but research demonstrates they actually increased (Alexander 2006; Khor 2006). To change this situation and create a more just world, this Guide provides ideas for actions and advocacy campaigns.