The report presents progress made in accountability for gender mainstreaming in the entities of the United Nations system through the United Nations System-wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, and in mainstreaming gender perspectives in the operational activities of the United Nations development system.

Recommendations on how to support accelerated and integrated action on gender mainstreaming, in particular in the context of the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, are provided for the consideration of the Economic and Social Council at its substantive session in 2017.