United Nation Global Compact Target Gender Equality Accelerator Programme 2024

Deadline: 31st of May, 2024

The United Nations Global Compact Target Gender Equality Accelerator Program is currently accepting applications from qualified and interested parties. This nine-month program is available to businesses taking part in the UN Global Compact that want to set and meet challenging goals for women’s leadership, representation, and compensation.
In order to accomplish SDG 5.5—which calls for equitable women’s leadership, participation, and representation in business globally—and SDG 8.5—which aims to achieve equal pay for work of equal value by 2030—businesses are encouraged to take effective action through the UN Global Compact initiative.


  1. Unpack the business case for gender equality and understand the benefits of diversity and inclusion
  2. Gain the knowledge you need to increase gender equality related legislation and diversity requirements
  3. Understand your current gender equality performance through the facilitated use of the Women’s Empowerment Principles Gender Gap Analysis Tool
  4. Confidently set ambitious and realistic targets for gender balance, women’s leadership and equal pay for work of equal value
  5. Engage in accelerated learning opportunities specific to your country context
  6. Showcase women in your company who are driving business success, sustainability and contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  7. Demonstrate commitment and action for gender equality to your employees, investors and other stakeholders
  8. Build a network of peers, UN partners and experts to support your gender equality strategy and work collectively to tackle persistent barriers to gender equality
  9. Network with colleagues across all regions in an exclusive Target Gender Equality LinkedIn Group.


The eligibility criteria for United Nation Global Compact Target Gender Equality Accelerator Programme are as follows:

  • Committed to learning about corporate target setting and taking actions to advance gender equality at the workplace.
  • Willing to appoint two representatives to participate in programme activities and events and an executive-level “ambassador” to follow programme developments, provide support and participate in high-level events.
  • Currently engaged with a Global Compact Local Network or willing to join if required by the Network.


Companies participating in the UN Global Compact are invited to take action to advance gender balance, women’s leadership and equal pay for work of equal value by signing up for Target Gender Equality (TGE).

TGE is run in collaboration with Global Compact Networks and is currently available in more than 40 countries. . Please fill out the following form with information on your company and its nominated representatives for the programme. These representatives may be changed at a later date.

Once your registration request has been received, a representative from your Local Network will be in touch to confirm your company’s participation. If you are experiencing technical difficulties in submitting this form, please reach out to targetgenderequality@unglobalcompact.org.

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