The Stakeholder Toolkit for Women offers you a collection of tools. It can
help you contributing to making the UN Global Plans of Action a reality in every part of
The Toolkit provides the relevant documents, contacts, links, ongoing activities, future
events, etc. - they are easy to find and ready to use. The information presented here
draws from various sources - UN Conferences, Agencies and Commissions, Intergovernmental
Forums, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), other Major Groups and other stakeholders:
Current & Upcoming Issues
Other Intergovernmental Forums
Other Major Groups
News & Information
Toolkit Download Page
In addition, you can search the toolkit web-site.
You can obtain information from different sources, such as:
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Current & Upcoming
Information about issues which are currently being discussed or coming up very soon -
issues which many women's organisations are working on and planning to work on during the
next years, preparing for the Beijing + 5 Review in 2000, the Copenhagen+5 Review in 2000,
the Habitat II +5 Review in 2001 and Earth Summit III in 2002 - and other International
and Regional Meetings.
Plus: A Calendar of Upcoming Meeting and Events
of International Days / Observances
For more information about past and future meetings, issue by issue, go to UNED-UKs Roadmap Web-Site.
* The outcomes of the UN Summits and Conferences since 1992, i.e. UN-Agendas, Global Plans
of Action and Declarations
* Reports, decisions and recommendations from UN Commissions and agencies which are
dealing with monitoring and reviewing the progress being made since the respective Summit
* Other UN documents such as UN Conventions; UN Regional Commissions; Secretary General
reports; and expert groups meetings reports. Also includes short background information
about the Summits, the Commissions, the UN Agencies.
Focussing on the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the
European Union (EU), the World Trade Organisation (WTO), and the Group of Eight (G8), the
toolkit provides relevant material from these sources.
Material prepared by Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) involved in the preparation of
the UN Conferences and their related Commissions and Agencies as well as the
implementation of their outcome: documents prepared for/at UN Summits and Conferences, UN
Commissions and other occasions. Also includes information about some of the mechanisms
and procedures used by NGO bodies to agree on common NGO statements.
Other Major Groups
Documents prepared by other Major Groups (Youth; Indigenous Peoples; Business &
Industry; Trade Unions; Local Authorities; Science & Technology; Farmers) and other
stakeholder groups - for UN Summits and Conferences, UN Commissions and other occasions.
News & Information
Latest information and references about international agreements related to sustainable
development, human rights and women's rights; upcoming events and meetings; scientific
research findings related to sustainable development, human rights and women's rights; new
publications and web-sites; etc. We have roughly structured the news section in relevant
Newsletters, News on Environmental Issues and News on Developmental Issues.
On the download page, you find most of the UN documents, the NGO documents, and the
compilations on specific issues available as TXT or ZIP files. TXT is a
layout-free format that any word processing software can read.
ZIP is a compressed format which achieves quicker downloading. You need
WINZIP software to use it. Get the WINZIP Evaluation Version from www.winzip.com.
We hope to inspire you in different ways, mainly through:
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Good practices being collected by various organisations and publishers; incl. short
summaries to facilitate your choice of further reading. We are focussing on good practices
collections and analyses with a significant gender perspective. You will also find
information regarding methodologies of good practices and contacts of organisations
working in this area.
The Action section offers information about current campaigns, campaign sites on the
internet, available campaign and advocacy material, etc.
Information and training material to help you improve your work. Training Resources refer
you to institutions and references offering training. Training Material provides you with
documents & guides which you can download to be able to create and conduct your own
The toolkit helps you to network with others through different sources:
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Offers you various possibilities to communicate with other people and organisations and
join existing networks: links to relevant Discussion Groups and Sites, including a tool to
search the internet for discussion groups; commented links to relevant list servers, and
crucial networking sites.
Commented and structured lists of links to relevant web-sites where you will find more
useful material to work with and people and organisations working on the issues.
UNED-UK's partners in working on the toolkit; incl. information about the international
advisory board; organisations giving financial and in kind support; and asking you to be
part of the test sample to improve the toolkit.
You have two options to search the Toolkit:
The Full Text Search Engine
To search the complete Toolkit web-site for words or terms, you can also
use the full text search engine provided on the Search Page below the Toolkit Search
Engine. This allows you to find any web-page where the word you're looking for is being
mentioned. You do not rely on our team indexing the documents. Full text
search results provide links to the respective web-pages as a whole - which
you can then search individually.
Searching a Single Web-Page
In addition, you can use your browser to search individual web-pages for
words and terms. Both with the Netscape Navigator and with the Internet Explorer, you can
use the option "Find" under "Edit" to search a web-page.
Asking you for feedback, comments and ideas regarding the Toolkit itself.
Your input is highly appreciated and will help us to make the Toolkit better for you.