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The Future Women Want: A Vision of Sustainable Development for All

Twenty years ago in Rio de Janiero, UN Member States unanimously agreed that “women have a vital role in environmental management and development. Their full participation is therefore essential to achieve sustainable development. Twenty years later, we still have a long way to go.

In this publication UN Women highlights the commitments made on gender equality, and explores women's contributions to sustainable development and policy around the world. Focusing on priority areas—safe drinking water and sanitation; food security and sustainable agriculture; sustainable cities; decent work and the green economy; health and education—it details the actions needed to establish a gender-responsive development framework, and ensure an enabling environment for women's full participation in sustainable development.

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Bibliographic information

Subject area(s): Sustainable Development

Publication type: Best Practices

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2012

Number of pages: 44

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