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Gender mainstreaming is strongly embedded in policy in Luxembourg as a way to ensure that gender equality is promoted. The history of gender equality and mainstreaming in Luxembourg is closely linked to United Nations (UN) and European Union (EU) instruments to promote gender equality. The influence of the UN’s Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing was fundamental, in that the National Action Plan on Equality Between Women and Men – comprising gender-specific actions and gender-mainstreaming measures – complements the fifth Luxembourg CEDAW report. On the other hand, the transposition of EU directives has been the main instrument to introduce gender equality into Luxemburg’s domestic legislation.