Project profile — Applying Gender Considerations to UN Camp Accommodations


United Nations Department ofOperational Support (41305)
2021-03-22 - 2026-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
IFM International Security

Country / region 

• Africa, regional (60.00%)
• Middle East, regional (10.00%)
• South and Central Asia, regional (10.00%)
• Far East Asia, regional (10.00%)
• Europe, regional (10.00%)


• Conflict Prevention And Resolution, Peace And Security: Participation in international peacekeeping operations (15230) (100.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (principal objective)


This project aims to implement gender-sensitive designs by the UN Department of Operational Support for infrastructure and accommodations in UN peace operations. This project improves the safety and well-being of women peacekeepers by enhancing environmental factors in the camps, contributing to safer workplaces and more receptive conditions. Improvement to camps will benefit men and women peacekeepers and contribute to their deployment and retention. Also, this will allow uniformed women to participate meaningfully in UN peace operations. Projects activities include: (1) conducting gender-specific assessments of accommodations for selected field missions, based on minimum gender standards; (2) providing technical support to missions on their construction designs, implementation plans, and contracts to improve accommodations to reflect gender needs; (3) refurbishing and/or installing camp accommodations following minimum gender standards; (4) conducting assessments of accommodation in missions and perceptions of women in peace operations before and after camp improvements; and (5) incorporating UN Women’s guide to gender-responsive procurement into all purchases of materials for camp accommodation improvements.

Expected results 

The expected outcomes for this project include: (1) improved security and accommodation facilities for uniformed women in UN peace operations; (2) enhanced UN peace operations’ capacity to provide secured and adequate accommodation facilities for uniformed women in UN peace operations; and (3) increased body of knowledge on receptive environments in UN peace operations.

Results achieved 


Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Aid grant excluding debt reorganisation
Collaboration type Bilateral
Type of aid Project-type interventions
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