UN signs agreement with Mexico City to promote gender equality

16:32, May 23, 2011      

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The government of Mexico City and the UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women on Sunday agreed to include a gender equity perspective into budget.

Under an agreement signed by the two sides, methodology of Budget Processes Index with Gender Focus will be used in making budget, said Armando Lopez, the city's finance director.

The UN agency will work with the city's women institutes to define criteria for adjusting the methodology, making a work plan and a monitoring mechanism.

Lopez said that the municipal government had given high priority to eradicating gender inequality and discrimination against women, and helping meet the need of women living in the city, because women contribute their share to this city's development.

The UN has generated more internationally agreed strategies, standards, programs and goals to promote and protect the equal rights of women since 1945, when the first international agreement to proclaim gender equality was signed.

Source: Xinhua

 
 
     
 
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