UN Women - General Contribution 2018 - 2020

Projet terminé

UN Women is the lead organisation to contribute to gender equality, women and girls’ empowerment, including women’s full enjoyment of their human rights. Switzerland supports UN Women because targeted attention for gender equality and women’s rights is a Swiss priority in its international cooperation.

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Organisations et institutions pour l'égalité des femmes
Violence sexuelle & sexiste
01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020
CHF  48’000’000
Domaine de compétences

UN-Women’s work on gender equality and women’s empowerment is strongly guided by the 2030 Agenda, in particular goal 5 on gender equality and by ensuring that gender is mainstreamed in other gender related goals and targets. UN-Women’s engagement contributes to the implementation of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action as well as the Convention on all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW). 

UN Women has a triple mandate at normative, operational and coordination level:

  1. To support inter-governmental bodies, including the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW in formulation of policies, global standards and norms on gender equality.
  2. To support Member States in implementing these standards, through technical and financial support, and build partnerships with civil society.
  3. To hold the United Nations system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.
Priorités stratégiques de la Suisse et de l'organisation et leur cohérence

The Federal Council’s Dispatch for International Cooperation 2017-2020 includes UN-Women as one of Swiss development cooperation’s 15 priority multilateral organisations. 

  • UN-Women’s priorities and activities, namely the promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, correspond perfectly with the Swiss strategic priorities as outlined in the Dipatch for International Cooperation 2017 – 2020, where gender equality is anchored as a specific objective and transversal theme, as well as the SDC Gender Equality Policy.
  • The mandate of UN Women is coherent with the objectives of the Strategy on Gender equality and Women’s rights of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

UN Women is an important partner of Switzerland in the achievement of the SDGs, in particular goal 5 on gender equality and to ensure gender mainstreaming of relevant targets within the 2030 Agenda.

Résultats de l'engagement déployé à ce jour par l'organisation The Annual Report of UN Women for 2016 shows continuous progress in the implementation of the strategic plan with 80 per-cent achieved or on track respectively. UN-Women contributed to the amendment of laws to strengthen women’s rights in more than 60 countries reaching a combined population of nearly 1.6 billion women and girls. Regarding national planning and budgeting, more than 30 countries reported increased budget allocation for gender equality commitments compared to 2013 levels. UN Funds and agencies are making overall progress in their performance indicators to comply with the UN System wide action plan on gender equality and women’s empowerment except on some areas like resources tracking and gender parity.
Résultats de l'engagement déployé à ce jour par la Suisse

Switzerland engaged in ensuring UN-Women’s implementation of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) and in the elaboration of the new Strategic Plan. 

Switzerland contributed to the establishment of the UN-Women Liaison Office in Geneva, including its funding as part of the regular budget of the UN.

Switzerland contributed to a well-established and functioning Evaluation function.

Switzerland took the lead in a joint statement on the regional architecture of UN-Women to ensure institutional coherence with resources at disposal.

Effets directs de l'engagement actuel de l'organisation

Within its new Strategic Plan 2018-2021, UN-Women’s overall impact goal is to: achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, including women’s full enjoyment of their human rights. 

In addition to further enhance organizational effectiveness, outcomes will follow-up on performance of audit function, transparency as well as increased performance of regional and country offices.

Effets directs de l'engagement actuel de la Suisse

Switzerland will continue to engage with UN Women on gender mainstreaming within the UN development system and will focus on the following topics:

  • Switzerland promotes women’s economic empowerment including through the improved cooperation between UN Women and the World Bank
  • Improved institutional effectiveness, in particular evaluation, financial sustainability and gender parity among staff
  • Switzerland contributes to the implementation of UNDS reform by ensuring UN Women’s full integration and implementation of the Quadrennial Comprehensive Policy Review (QCPR) recommendations.
  • The representation of Switzerland as a Member State in UN Women is enhanced through an increased number of Swiss staff.
Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Crédit Coopération au développement
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)
  • Entité des Nations Unies pour l’égalité des sexes et l’autonomisation des femmes

Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    48’000’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    48’000’000

Core contributions ranking (2016) 1.Switzerland 2.United Kingdom 3.Sweden 4.Finland 5.Norway 6.Denmark 7.Netherlands 8.United States 9. Australia 10.Japan. Additional donations from UN-Women national committees and the private sector.

Coordination avec autres projets et acteurs

Switzerland regularly coordinates its positions with the Western European and Other Group (WEOG) as well as establishing alliances with interested countries outside the WEOG.

Phases du projet Phase 21 01.01.2021 - 31.12.2021   (Completed)

Phase 20 01.01.2018 - 31.12.2020   (Completed)

Phase 19 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017   (Completed)