Over the last 25 years, since the adoption of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action by the United Nations in 1995, the number of women parliamentarians has nearly doubled worldwide. Yet, with a global average of only 24.9 percent, women’s representation in parliaments is still lagging in most places.
This interactive platform looks at the progress of women in parliaments since 1995, with data projections, statistics and key advances in gender quotas and national legislation to provide a picture of women’s political achievements.
The STEM4ALL platform uses knowledge and advocacy to advance gender equality in the workplace in the men-dominated growth industry sectors of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) across Europe and Central Asia.
For economies to prosper, and for women to participate and benefit from them on an equal footing with men, new STEM pathways must be forged, from classroom to career. Businesses, governments, academia, and civil society organizations are encouraged to use this platform to learn and collaborate to design new solutions that dismantle gender-based barriers to STEM-related work.
Why do stories from our region often go unreported? Maybe it's because countries in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have had a legacy of equality, job security and functioning safety nets. But there are many stories to be told, which is why we created Voyages - a bi-monthly visual journal.
Our current issue focuses on the Covid-19 pandemic's impact on people and communities throughout the region, captured visually by local photographers. Read Surviving a pandemic.
"They erase us, like we don't exist." Watch a powerful series of video testimonies that explores what it is like to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex (LGBTI) in the Western Balkans. Read the blog behind the stories.
Across the Western Balkans, LGBTI people are fighting for their rights to lead a normal life. More information can be found in the biggest study to date.
Interested in working for UNDP in Europe and Central Asia? Check out our job opportunities in the region.
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The Kapuscinski Development Lectures feature high-level speakers on climate change, inequality, and other development issues. Participate in person or livestream.