UNEP’s gender mainstreaming work broadly takes place at two levels: the organisational and the programme levels.
From a programme perspective, UNEP ensures all its projects reflect the different needs of women and men. Whenever possible, it also seeks to promote a strong gender perspective in environmental policies at the national, regional and international levels.
From an organisational perspective, UNEP is focusing gender mainstreaming on internal policies and processes, including:
The objective is to institutionalize gender considerations into UNEP's everyday work, target its organisational structure and culture, clarify responsibilities, and build accountability among staff.
Mechanisms to achieve these objectives include: