Toward a more feminist United Nations

This paper articulates a vision for a more feminist UN and recommends both transformative and practical steps that can be taken by a number of actors, including the next Secretary-General, to achieve it.

The principles and recommendations outlined here have been offered by leading, feminist thinkers in civil society, philanthropy, academia, as well as current and former UN staff. They were collected and collated by Sarah Gammage, Lyric Thompson and Rachel Clement of the International Center for Research on Women. The following recommendations, which are directed to various levels at which reform is urgently needed, are the result of this group’s brainstorming and represent a starting point that would, if implemented, begin to correct this imbalance and to foster a more feminist United Nations.

To read the recommendations for Secretary-General Gutteres, click here.