Gender

Governments Air Priorities for 2030 Agenda, Sustainable Development [viewed]

unga7020 October 2015: The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) held its discussion of sustainable development (agenda item 20) and several sub-items, including on climate change, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and small island developing States (SIDS). UN Assistant Secretary-General, Lenni Montiel, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), who introduced several reports of the UN Secretary-General, said sustainable development is not confined to one item on the Committee's agenda; instead, the Committee should consider all issues before it through the lens of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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Event: 29th International Conference for Women Leaders [viewed]

This biennial International Conference on Women will take place under the theme, ‘Promoting Gender Equality through Economic Empowerment: Implementing the Post-2015 Development'. The Conference will address targets and indicators to promote economic growth and employment within the context of the post-2015 development agenda. Participants will discuss: lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and good practices in promoting economic development; national perspectives on sustainable economic growth; financing, data and measurement; the promotion of economic empowerment through gender sensitive entrepreneurship; the effect of unpaid care on women's opportunities; and policy recommendations. Amina Mohammed, the UN Secretary-General's Special Advisor on Post-2015 Development Planning, will serve as a keynote speaker. Participants will also visit the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and meet with Israel's President. Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation (MASHAV) is organizing the Conference in cooperation with UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP).  

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UN Highlights Rural Women's Role in 2030 Agenda [viewed]

UNWOMEN15 October 2015: The UN marked International Day for Rural Women with an emphasis on rural women as “key agents” in achieving the transformational economic, environmental and social changes required for sustainable development.

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Experts Discuss Gender Equality Policies at Second Committee [viewed]

UN Women14 October 2015: Researchers and experts discussed policy solutions for achieving gender equality and sustainable development, during a side event organized by UN Women on the margins of UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial).

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UNDP Highlights Links between Poverty Reduction and Adaptation [viewed]

Undp13 October 2015: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has published a report that showcases the experiences and knowledge generated through the various UNDP initiatives on adaptation, and how countries have been working on national initiatives to transition to green, inclusive, climate-resilient development paths. The report, titled 'Empowering the Poor: Experience from UNDP supported Initiatives on Adaptation,' features 12 case studies that illustrate that adaptation and poverty reduction are inherently linked and must be addressed simultaneously.

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UN Security Council Discusses Progress on Women, Peace, Security [viewed]

security_council13 October 2015: The UN Security Council (UNSC) decided to integrate women, peace and security concerns across all country-specific situations on its agenda, by a resolution adopted during its Open Debate on women, peace and security, which also served to mark the 15th anniversary of the Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security. At this meeting, the Council also was presented with the report of the High-level Review on 1325.

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Policy Update #9: The UN Sustainable Development Summit's Commitments: A First Step Towards Implementation? [viewed]

At the end of September 2015, New York City and UN Headquarters were not only busy with the visit of Pope Francis, but with hosting over 9,000 people, including more than 130 Heads of State and Government, ministers, business leaders, representatives of civil society and other stakeholders, who gathered for the UN Sustainable Development Summit.

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Second Committee Discusses Poverty Eradication, Women's Empowerment [viewed]

unga7013 October 2015: The UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Second Committee (Economic and Financial) discussed eradication of poverty and other development issues, including women in development and human resources development, also hearing an introduction of the UN Secretary-General's reports on these issues.

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UN Report: Only 62 Countries Achieved Gender Equality in Education, Africa Lags Behind [viewed]

EFA Global Monitoring Report 201512 October 2015: Fewer than half of the world's countries have achieved gender parity in primary and secondary education, according to a report compiled by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Global Monitoring Report (GMR) and UN Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI). The report finds that the gender equality gap in secondary school has been reduced but remains wide, with the highest numbers of gender disparity occurring in the Arab States and sub-Saharan Africa, where no country has met the gender equality goal.

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WBG/IMF Annual Meetings Address Climate Change, SDGs [viewed]

wbg.imf11 October 2015: The 2015 Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which met from 9-11 October 2015 in Lima, Peru, were the first to be held in Latin America since 1967. The meetings consisted of plenary sessions, panel discussions and seminars, which addressed, inter alia, inequality, the economic slowdown, renewable energy, climate change, and the Bank's twin goals of ending extreme poverty by 2030 and boosting shared prosperity. They brought together government ministers, development experts, CEOs and celebrities.

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