Report on the status of women in United Nations Office in Nairobi
The 2017 Status of Women in the UN Duty Station in Nairobi report was commissioned by UN Women’s Regional Office for East and Southern Africa (UN Women ESARO), at the request of the Network of Women Leaders in the UN Nairobi Duty Station to inform efforts to support the realisation of the System-wide Strategy on Gender Parity which was launched by the UN Secretary-General António Guterres on 13 September 2017. In commissioning this report, it is the hope of the Network of Women Leaders in the UN Nairobi Duty station that the findings shall be taken on-board by all entities resident in Nairobi and provide a benchmark for setting targets for themselves towards the realisation of gender parity. It is also hoped that through the report, individual entities will be able to identify areas of focus and opportunities for cross-learning and collaboration to support their efforts. In speaking to the system-wide strategy, the Secretary-General, stated that “this goal is not just about numbers, but about transforming our institutional culture so that we can access and capitalize on our full potential. It is about creating a working environment that embraces equality, eradicates bias and is inclusive of all staff.” It is the Network’s hope that this report will contribute substantially to the realisation of this vision.