17 September 2019 02:41 PM

Tourism ministry announces steps to earn UNDP's Gender Equality Seal

Friday، 24 May 2019 - 11:04 AM

The Tourism Ministry, in cooperation with the National Council for Women (NCW) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) office in Egypt, announced the launch of the necessary steps required to obtain the UNDP's Gender Equality Seal (GES) in the tourism sector.

The launching ceremony was attended by Tourism Minister Rania el Mashaat, Chairman of the Egyptian Tourism Federation Ahmed el Wassief, NCW Chairperson Maya Moursi and UNDP representative in Cairo.

The Tourism Ministry, in a statement on Thursday, said that it has been working for 16 months to conjure up a unified vision on a structural reform program to develop the tourism sector, noting that "Global Tourism Trends..Economic Empowerment of Women" is among the pillars of the envisaged structural reforms.

The Gender Equality Seal incentivizes UNDP Country Offices to integrate gender equality into all aspects of their development work.

Upon completing a range of specific standards, participating UNDP Country Offices can achieve either a Gold, Silver or Bronze level certification according to their gender equality accomplishments.

To receive a Gender Equality Seal, standards must be met in the following seven areas: Management Systems, In-house Capacities; Enabling Environment; Communications and Knowledge Management; Programs; Partnerships; and Gender Impact/Results.

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