The policy seeks to accelerate the efforts of the UN system to advance the agenda for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women through the practical implementation of the globally agreed commitments contained in the outcomes of global United Nations conferences and summits and to provide strong leadership within the organizations to ensure that a gender perspective is reflected in all organizational practices, policies and programmes.
The policy sets out six key elements for promotion of gender equality and women's empowerment:
Strengthening accountability for gender equality
Enhancing results-based management for gender equality
Establishing oversight through monitoring, evaluation and reporting
Allocating sufficient human and financial resources
Developing and/or strengthening staff capacity and competency in gender mainstreaming
Ensuring coherence/coordination and knowledge/information management at the global,regional and national levels