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Marking 15 years of Resolution 1325: Courses on the Implementation of the Security Council Resolutions on the Women, Peace, and Security Agenda

20 October 2015

This month we celebrate the 15th anniversary of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 that addresses the disproportionate impact of armed conflict on women and the pivotal role women should and do play in conflict management, conflict resolution and sustainable peace. To continue to support the implementation of this important normative framework on women, peace and security issues, the UN Women Training Centre and the Peace Operations Training Institute (POTI) are launching 3 courses that aim to strengthen the capacity on resolution 1325 on a global level.

IOM Presents Video Promoting I Know Gender Course

9 October 2015

In an effort to support training for gender equality throughout the UN System, the International Organization for Migration has launched a call to all its staff urging them to take the UN Women Training Centre’s e-learning course “I Know Gender: An Introduction to Gender Equality.” This call includes a video by William Lacy Swing, Director General of the IOM, informing their staff that because gender equality is vital to their success in assisting migrants and their families, the course is now mandatory to all IOM staff. To support IOM with the strategy to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment into its mandate the Training Centre is providing a training for Training for IOM Gender Focal Points this week (12-16 October) in IOM Headquarters in Geneva.

Joint Statement from Expert Group Meeting on Training for Gender Equality

16 September 2015

UN Women Training Centre held an Expert Group Meeting on 26 - 28 August in Santo Domingo aiming to share knowledge and research in training for gender equality. The Expert Group was composed of recognized experts in the field of training for gender equality both from academia and training institutes.

Training Workshop: Empowering UN System Gender Focal Points

8 September 2015

The UN Women Training Centre held the Face-to-Face part of a Training of Trainers (ToT) to support UN System Gender Focal Points from August 31 to September 4. The course was designed for specific UN Women staff so they can support and ensure the adequate, consistent and efficient performance of their appointed Gender Focal Points. Participants were trained to provide training for Gender Focal Points from different agencies and different geographic regions to ensure a consistent and high level quality in strengthening the gender related capacities across the UN system in support of the “Empowering UN system Gender Focal Points” course offered by the Training Centre.

Certification of facilitators for participatory gender audit (Spanish)

6 August 2015

Registration is now open for the certification of facilitators for participatory gender audit (PGA). This course will take place online from 7 September to 2 October and in-house in Santo Domingo from 5 to 9 October 2015 and will be held in Spanish.

The certification course for PGA of the International Labour Organization (ILO) will ensure high quality standards for facilitators who take the PGA certification and will provide guarantees to the organizations that the certified facilitators for PGA shall comply or exceed the quality standards established by ITC-ILO.

VIDEO: What is Training for Gender Equality?

5 August 2015

The UN Women Training Centre provides support to the UN and other stakeholders in advancing their commitment to gender equality and women’s empowerment by providing training courses and resources on issues as well as emerging topics related to UN Women’s priorities and interests.

To learn more, watch this video:

Managing gender-responsive evaluation

How to manage gender-responsive evaluation: UN Women professionalization initiative

15 July 2015

The UN Women professionalization initiative was developed in collaboration between the Independent Evaluation Office (IEO), Human Resources and the Training Centre. The professionalization initiative is a comprehensive, hands-on programme aimed at developing core competencies in managing gender-responsive evaluation for UN Women staff. Created with contributions from UN Women staff located around the world, the initiative is comprised of the UN Women Evaluation Handbook, an eLearning course, and a coaching programme. UN Women seeks to increase capacities of evaluators and national evaluation systems around the world in gender-responsive evaluation, thus all aspects, except the coaching programme, are accessible publicly.

Application Open for the Online Moderated Course on Gender Equality at the Local Level in Latin America and the Caribbean (Spanish)

1 July 2015

The UN Women Training Centre would like to invite you to register for our latest online moderated course Gender Equality at the Local Level in Latin America and the Caribbean: Democratic Governance and Inclusive Development. This 8 week course will run from 7 September to 8 November, 2015 and will be held in Spanish. Interested participants can register and apply for this course here until 26 July.