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This publication, an update of the initial Policy covering the years 2016-2020, is a response to the compelling challenges to gender equality in the ECE region. Together with its tool for implementation – the UNECE Gender Action Plan (GAP) – the Policy has been a key driver of accountability and improved results on gender equality and the empowerment of women in UNECE. The updated Policy continues to provide the directions of the organization for gender-related work in line with the framework of the United Nations System-Wide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN-SWAP). It aims at further strengthening the reflection of gender issues in the substantive work of UNECE’s sub-programmes, improving accountability, monitoring and reporting, building capacity, changing the organizational culture and achieving gender parity of staff.