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|The sixty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW68) will take place from 11 to 22 March 2024 and bring together representatives of Member States, UN entities, and ECOSOC-accredited non-governmental organizations from across the world to discuss the Priority theme: Accelerating the achievement of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls by addressing poverty and strengthening institutions and financing with a gender perspective.
The priority theme will explore poverty as a process of deprivation and depletion, shaped by structural inequalities and exacerbated by intersectional discrimination, as well as the complexity of intersecting crises that have negatively affected poor women and global economic systems that constrain government capacities to address poverty, including women’s poverty. It will also address financing from all sources that can be mobilized and spent to tackle structural causes of women’s poverty, with a focus on systems changes to ensure effective targeting of resources. It will reflect on the importance of strong accountability systems and the rule of law to establish a meaningful social contract between the State and the population, including poor women. Finally, it will discuss recommendations for potential transformations to economic frameworks and macroeconomic and social policies, to support the realization of human rights, address inequalities, and ensure well-being for all.
Three international conferences on Financing for Development, with corresponding outcomes, have contributed significantly to setting global norms on financing, including in relation to financing for gender equality. In 2002, the Monterrey Consensus underscored the role of good governance for sustained economic growth and poverty eradication, encouraging mainstreaming a gender perspective in all development policies. In 2008, the Doha Declaration ‘recalled that gender equality is a basic human right, a fundamental value and an issue of social justice essential for economic growth, poverty reduction, environmental sustainability and development effectiveness.’ In 2015, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda (AAAA) prioritized gender equality and women’s empowerment for its intrinsic value and vital role in sustainable development. The AAAA recognizes that achieving gender equality and the realization of women’s human rights are essential for inclusive and equitable economic growth and sustainable development and therefore the importance of prioritizing investment and financing in this area. Further, the AAAA reiterates the need for gender mainstreaming, including targeted actions and investments, in the formulation and implementation of all financial, economic, environmental, and social policies.
CSW68 will also discuss the review theme: Social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure for gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls (agreed conclusions of the sixty-third session).
Public expenditure on physical and social infrastructure, social protection, and care services supports economic and social development. Gender-responsive budgeting (GRB) integrates gender analysis and gender data into fiscal policy and public finance management systems, enabling governments to target public resources towards these investments. Despite the increased uptake of gender responsive budgeting, latest data on the practice from 105 countries and regions shows that only 26 per cent currently have comprehensive systems to track resource allocations for gender equality through the national budget. The absence of these systems constrains the ability of governments to prioritize gender equality in national plans and budgets, cost and allocate resources for identified gender equality needs (including those that would support poverty eradication) and determine whether public resources are flowing to the areas that affect poverty and reach those most in need.
ECARO will undertake several activities such as Sub-regional multi-stakeholder consultations, consultation with CSOs considering intersectional and intergenerational aspects, meetings co-organized with other UN agencies as relevant to the themes and ECA side events to foster the region’s participation and engagement in the roadmap towards CSW68.
Goal and objectives:
 The Bureau for the 68th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (2024) comprises the following members: H.E. Mr. Antonio Manuel Revilla Lagdameo (Philippines), Chair (Asia and Pacific States Group); H.E. Ms. María del Carmen Squeff (Argentina), Vice-Chair (Latin American and Caribbean States Group); Mr. Maris Burbergs (Latvia), Vice-Chair (Eastern European States Group); H.E. Ms. Yoka Brandt (Netherlands), Vice-Chair designate (Western European and Other States Group and Ms. Dúnia Eloisa Pires do Canto (Cabo Verde), Vice-Chair designate, African States Group)
 Doha Declaration on Financing for Development: Outcome document of the Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus, Available at: https://www.un.org/esa/ffd/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Doha_Declaration_FFD.pdf
Duties and Responsibilities
|Under the overall guidance of the UN Women ECA RO Programme Specialist, the International Consultant will perform the following tasks, that include but are not limited to the following:
Management and financial arrangements
The consultant will report to and work under direct supervision of UN Women ECA RO Programme Specialist.
Payment will be disbursed in two installments upon submission and approval of deliverables and certification by UN Women ECA RO that the services have been satisfactorily performed as specified below:
In case travel is required, it will be covered by UN Women separately.
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Required Skills and Experience
Languages and other skills:
The application should include:
Consultants will be evaluated using a cumulative analysis method taking into consideration the combination of qualifications and financial proposal.
The candidates must possess following minimum qualification criteria to be eligible for further technical evaluation:
Advanced (Masters) degree in international development or development studies with focus on gender/women’s rights, public administration or other social sciences fields relevant to the requirements of the TOR.
Only candidates obtaining a minimum of 49 points in the technical evaluation would be considered for financial evaluation.
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