Working with other departments and agencies, the Office for Women plays a key role in developing and coordinating the Australian Government’s policy advice on international matters relating to gender equality and women’s empowerment, including:
- Promoting women and girls human rights at a range of international forums including the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Minister’s Meeting (WAMM).
- Meeting Australia’s reporting requirements under a number of international conventions, resolutions and other agreements including the 2030 Agenda Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW).
- Coordinating the delivery and implementation of the Australian National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security 2012–2018.
In partnership with the international community, the Australian Government will continue to pursue the best way forward to promote progress for all women and girls globally.