Global Annual Results Report 2020: Gender Equality

Addressing gender inequalities and promoting women’s and girls’ empowerment to build an equal future for all children


The commitment of UNICEF to an equal future for all girls and boys recognizes that promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls is central to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

The Gender Action Plan, 2018-2021 (GAP) is UNICEF’s roadmap for promoting gender equality throughout its work, guiding its contributions towards the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda. This report summarizes how UNICEF, together with its partners, contributed to gender equality in 2020, and reviews the impact of these accomplishments on children and the communities in which they live.  

In addition, this report includes findings related to the Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action (CCCs), which were revised in 2020 to include clear gender equality standards in all aspects of humanitarian action. UNICEF’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic offered real-time learning on how best to deliver gender-equitable results in humanitarian/emergency contexts.

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