Saturday, February 4, 2017

6. PROMOTE THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION IN THE UN SYSTEM

Understanding that transparency and integrity are feminist principles, within the first 100 days, announce system-wide reforms to increase transparency within the UN and to reinforce public trust in the UN system. Announce that, in the next year, the UN will: Š

  • Institute universal Gender SWAPs (UN Systemwide Action Plan on Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women) for all UN agencies and bodies, including the 5th Committee, and make that data publicly available on a central platform. Systemwide, televise meetings and open them to civil society participation, especially feminist groups, for in-person as well as via skype or other technological mechanisms. Š 
  • Request that meetings between governments and UN country teams be made publicly available, including the workshops and conferences where country programmes are negotiated. Š
  •  Institute a system-wide Freedom of Information Policy that would allow civil society to request sex-disaggregated information on UN budgets and hiring, SWAP reports, and archived recordings of open meetings.

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