ICRW Issues Report Card On U.N. SG’s Progress Toward Gender-Equitable United Nations

Devex: Guterres improves grade on Feminist U.N. Campaign agenda
“United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has made ‘slow but steady progress’ in achieving a more feminist U.N., raising his grade from a C+ to a B-, according to a report card evaluating progress on issues such as promoting gender parity and addressing a culture of sexual harassment. The report card was the second annual issued by the Feminist U.N. Campaign, a coalition of women’s rights advocates and U.N. watchers led by the International Center for Research on Women…” (Welsh, 1/24).

New York Times: U.N. Leader’s Grade From Feminist Group: B-Minus
“…In a 39-page report card titled ‘Progress Under Threat,’ the women’s group commended Mr. Guterres for advancing gender parity — including among his executive staff — and for taking steps to combat sexual exploitation and harassment within and outside the United Nations. … But the group faulted what it described as a penchant for opacity and secrecy in the United Nations bureaucracy that has not significantly changed under Mr. Guterres…” (Gladstone, 1/23).

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