Human rights principles and standards are now strongly reflected in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The SDGs are the result of the most consultative and inclusive process in the history of the UN. Grounded in international human rights law, the agenda offers critical opportunities to further advance the realization of human rights for all people everywhere, without discrimination. Human rights, social justice and gender equality approaches are as well at the forefront of the Global Evaluation Agenda. Evaluation has a critical role to play in assessing these dimensions and showing what works and why.


In concrete terms, IES has fully revised its Evaluation norms and standards to ensure that universally recognized values and principles of human rights and gender equality are integrated into all stages of each evaluation. It is the responsibility of evaluators as well as evaluation managers to ensure that these values are respected, addressed and promoted.

Moreover, IES has mainstreamed the assessment of UNODC's contribution to achieving the SDGs as well as human rights and gender into the whole evaluation cycle - starting from the ToR  with a gender sensitive methodology when conducting an evaluation up to identifying recommendations, lessons learned and best practices in relation to human rights, gender and the SDGs.

Further details (please click):

Gender Equality in UNODC Evaluations

UNODC Evaluation Handbook

UNOV/UNODC Strategy for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (2018-2021)

Further resources

UNODC Evaluation Handbook

UNEG Guidance Document - Integrating Human Rights and Gender Equality in Evaluations:

UNWOMEN - How to manage gender-responsive evaluations: 

OHCHR: Human Rights and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development:

UNWOMEN: Why gender-responsive evaluation matters for the SDGs:

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