The Team of Specialists on Gender-Responsive Standards (GRS) of WP.6 holds bi-monthly meetings to progress its work agenda and encourage building a network of gender focal points working on gender-responsive standards. The GRS encourages the uptake of guidance such as the Recommendation U on Gender-Responsive Standards and the Guidelines on Developing Gender-Responsive Standards and Standards Development. It develops further guidance to help standards development organizations to effectively roll out gender-responsive standards.
All experts are welcome to join these meetings.
The Team of Specialists was established in 2022 through the 124th meeting of the UNECE Executive Committee in decisions L.13. It is the continuance of the Gender-Responsive Standards Initiative which was established in 2016. More information on this group is available on the group’s web page.
During this meeting we are happy to welcome a guest speaker, Joanne Yaccato who will speak on Potential gender bias in the credit market. After the presentation, there will be time for a brief discussion on how this relates back to gender-responsive standards and how this can help inform the work of the GRS. The meeting will continue with preparations of the team’s work for 2024.