Launch of the Gender Equality Organizational Assessment Tool (GEOAT) in Spanish.

The SECO-WCO Global Trade Facilitation Programme (GTFP) team has the pleasure to announce the publication of the Gender Equality Organizational Assessment Tool (GEOAT) in Spanish.

This WCO tool aims at assisting Customs Administrations in assessing their policies, practices and activities, in order to identify areas where gender equality can be addressed as an integrated part of Customs Administrations reform and modernization agenda. The GEOAT is a comprehensive and practical guide that supports Customs Administrations in the implementation of gender mainstreaming through project management. It includes a number of Key Principles, each representing different areas of competences of Customs through which gender equality and diversity can be promoted including Employment and Compensation, Work-Life Balance and Career Development; from Violence, Governance and Leadership and Customs Administration and Stakeholder Relations to Health, Safety and Freedom. The GEOAT also includes Cross Cutting Policies which are key to considering on a horizontal basis when implementing gender mainstreaming.

Gender Equality and Diversity is a priority for the SECO-WCO-GTFP. With that in mind, the Programme has included the topic in all its Organizational Development activities since the beginning of its implementation. As a result, and with the aim to foster its outreach, the GEOAT has been translated into Spanish this year to enable Spanish-speaking Customs Administrations to benefit from it in their own language and support sustainable priority reform initiatives in the field of Gender Equality and Diversity and Inclusion.

The Spanish version of the GEOAT has been translated by the GTFP with the financial support of the Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). It is now available for all WCO Members via the following link:

For more information on the GTFP, please, contact capacity.building@wcoomd.org  

Source: WTO

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