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This report covers: Discussions on Programme issues (Follow-up to 2005 World Summit; World Summit on the Information Society; Gender mainstreaming and women, peace and security) and Management issues (Management reform: inter-agency collaboration on accountability and transparency; Accounting standards;  Security and safety of staff; Dialogue with staff representatives).


Action on Gender mainstreaming and women, peace and security

The Board endorsed the conclusions presented to it, on the basis of the discussions of the high-level committees: (a) it expressed serious concern over the lack of sufficient progress in achieving gender equality and empowerment of women and in the elaboration and implementation of a gender mainstreaming policy and strategy; (b) it called on the system to strengthen ongoing initiatives in this area and to take additional and concrete actions with timelines and benchmarks, building on the recommendations of HLCM, as set forth in its report; and (c) it committed itself to addressing ways of ensuring that adequate resources, both financial and human, were deployed by the organizations of the system, so that progress in both gender mainstreaming and the implementation of the system-wide plan of action might be effectively advanced.