DPR Tine Mørch Smith at the global launch of the UNDP report. 
Photo: NorwayUN/Mariken B. Harbitz .DPR Tine Mørch Smith at the global launch of the UNDP report. Photo: NorwayUN/Mariken B. Harbitz

Launch of UNDP report: Women remain under-represented in public administration

Last updated: 6/19/2014 // - Public administration is of the people, by the people and for the people. To have women represented at all levels of public administration helps to promote a culture where women – and girls – are met with due respect and care, urged DPR of Norway Mrs. Tine Smith at today’s Global Launch of UNDPs report on Gender Equality in Public Administration.

The report focuses on women`s participation in decision-making positions in public life, and emphasizes that women remain under-represented overall in the top levels of public administration. The joint research and policy initiative, Gender Equality in Public Administration (GEPA) was developed by UNDP as a response to give more attention to promoting women`s leadership in public administration.

- After gathering evidence, we can say that the public administration of many Member States does not mirror the society of those Member States, does not reflect a gender balance, and does not offer equal opportunities of employment and decision-making, said UNDP's Deputy Assistant Administrator Magdy Martinez in his opening remarks.

Gender equality is an important development goal and a driver of human development. Women`s economic and political participation in society is also an important area for Norway, and Norway is actively supporting a stand-alone-goal on gender equality in the Post 2015 agenda.

Read the full report here.

 

 


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