The mandate of the Inter-Agency Committee on Women and Gender Equality provided for coordination and follow-up to the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action adopted at the Fourth World Conference on Women and of gender-related recommendations emanating from other UN conferences and summits.  The Committee also facilitated and monitored the mainstreaming of a gender perspective in the work of the system.

Since January 2002, inter-agency coordination in the field of women and gender equality is carried out by the Inter-Agency Network on Women and Gender Equality.