Building an Accountability Framework for the Generation Equality Forum: Stakeholder Consultations



In September 2021, UN Women held 13 consultations with different stakeholder groups in the Generation Equality Forum process as part of a listening tour, including governments, civil society, youth, international organizations, foundations, the private sector, and adolescent girls. These consultations gave leaders from each sector the opportunity to share perspectives and priorities for the Action Coalition accountability framework, provide feedback on proposed elements, unpack stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities, and explore barriers and enablers for accountability.

The consultations marked an initial step in the journey of designing the accountability framework for the commitments made to the Action Coalitions, which were launched at the 2021 Generation Equality Forum. Over the coming months, UN Women will convene additional multi-stakeholder consultations to design and seek agreement on tools to ensure accountability for commitments, monitor progress towards blueprint targets, and compile stories of change.

The discussions were dynamic, forward-thinking, and highly informative in revealing the top priorities of Action Coalition partners in developing the accountability framework. A report summarizing the rich perspectives arising across the 13 sessions can be accessed below. Available in five languages, it delves into the areas of agreement and divergence in partner viewpoints and lays out recommendations for the journey ahead to collectively develop and define accountability for the Action Coalitions.


Read the report in:

English | Spanish | French | Russian | Arabic