Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI)
The Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI) is an independent advisory body that was established in 2012, following a Governing Council (GC) resolution, to advise the UN-Habitat Executive Director on all issues related to gender matters in the agency’s work.
The objective of AGGI is to advance women’s empowerment and gender equality in sustainable urban development; through the provision of strategic guidance and advice, across policies, programme of work and budgeting at global, regional, national and local levels, taking note of gender evaluations, resolutions and the wider UN context for coherent work on women’s empowerment and gender equality.
It is guided by principles of integrity, transparency, trust and accountability and is made up by 18 members nominated with a consideration of age, gender, regional balance, professional backgrounds; who were selected through a rigorous and transparent process.
AGGI is supported by a secretariat which is based in UN-Habitat’s Gender Equality Unit and is responsible for facilitating all communication between AGGI and UN-Habitat, and by Gender Focal Points at headquarters and in the regional offices in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Arab States.
Read more: AGGI Annual Report 2013