its own experience, UNFPA revives the fight against inequities and reinforces the institution's commitment to the agenda of the Durban Conference, which this year celebrates two decades
In order to reaffirm its commitment to promoting equity in the year that celebrates two decades of the United Nations World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerances, held in 2001 in the city of Durban, South Africa, the United Nations Population Fund in Brazil (UNFPA) has its own video experience to engage more institutions in promoting equity in the workplace. Watch by clicking here.
For years, the United Nations Population Fund has been promoting actions to promote equity. The most prominent action in Brazil is the Affirmative Internship Program, which since 2016 has promoted the inclusion of students groups historically discriminated against in the system, such as young black men, indigenous people, LGBTI and low income.
For João Lima, Human Resources Assistant at UNFPA, who was also an intern, institutions win when they promote equity. “When you enter different perspectives that go beyond that standard that organizations are used to having, you only enhance results, the capacities and possibilities of the space. When we are dealing with issues of diversity and inclusion, we have to deal with structural issues ”.
In addition to the internship, UNFPA has been working to increase equity in various positions and positions. Until the beginning of 2020, there was only one black Officer in the office - Officer is the management position of the institution. Today, there are three, and UNFPA continues to work to promote more equity.