Closing the gap: an overview of UNDP results in gender equality in Europe and the CIS
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are strategic goals embraced by the United Nations. For UNDP gender equality is a matter of human rights. It is also a driver of sustainable human development. To achieve gender equality and women's empowerment, UNDP "prioritizes gender mainstreaming as the main strategy to achieve gender equality." It supports gender-tergeted interventions and embeds gender concerns in the planning, implementation and evaluation of its programmes and projects, both at national and regional levels.