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.
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