Yury Fedotov, Director General/Executive Director"I fully stand behind the Secretary-General's commitment to leading by example and fostering an enabling, inclusive and diverse work environment.[...] The importance of gender mainstreaming and addressing the specific needs of women and girls is clear across our mandate. UNODC is working to strengthen crime prevention and criminal justice responses to eliminate violence against women, and to provide essential services to women and girls subject to violence. […] UNODC is also providing high-quality, gender-responsive drug- and crime-related research and analysis."

Yury Fedotov at a side event during the 61 st session of the Commission on Narcotic Drugs, March 2018


UNOV-UNODC Gender Equality Strategy The present Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018-2021) establishes the first institutional framework on gender equality for the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).

This Strategy seeks to ensure that gender equality and the empowerment of women are integral parts of all aspects of the work of UNOV/UNODC in making the world safer from drugs, crime and terrorism and in ensuring the peaceful uses of outer space.

This Strategy will assist UNOV and UNODC-by 2021-to be workplaces where gender equality and the empowerment of women are actively promoted by staff in all aspects of institutional processes, programmatic work and activities thus fostering an enabling, inclusive and diverse work environment and improving the representation of women at all levels in order to reach gender parity.

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