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Fiscal space for social protection and the SDGs: Options to expand social investments in 187 countries

20 June 2017

Identifying fiscal space for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals is increasingly recognized as a priority by all development actors. This innovative working paper produced by ILO, UNICEF and UN Women considers options for 187 countries to support an expansion of public investments, especially for social investments. More

The Full View: Ensuring a comprehensive approach to achieve the goal of gender balance in the UNFCCC process

11 November 2016

This research report, the second edition to ‘The Full View: Advancing the goal of gender balance in multilateral and intergovernmental processes’ (2013), examines developments in women’s participation in decision-making processes and expands on the lessons learned from the first report. It includes a set of recommendations for Parties, observers and the secretariat to the UNFCCC on ways to advance the goal of gender balance to promote women’s voice and agency. More

Investing in Gender-Equal Sustainable Development

02 August 2016

This paper develops an agenda for investing in sustainable development, with particular emphasis on local priorities, poverty alleviation and gender equality. It was produced for UN Women's flagship report the World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender and Sustainable Development. It is now also released as part of the UN Women discussion paper series. More

TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation – Issue 6, March 2016

31 March 2016

As we have entered the era of the 2030 Agenda for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, Issue no. 6 of “TRANSFORM – The magazine for gender-responsive evaluation” showcases how gender-responsive evaluation has an important role to play to ensure “no one is left behind.” More

Financing for gender equality in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals

11 March 2016

This paper identifies a series of macro-level tools to create a supportive environment and generate the resources to promote the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) related to gender equality. This paper was produced for an expert group meeting convened by UN Women on 'Women's empowerment and the link to sustainable development', in preparation for the 60th session of the Commission on the Status of Women in 2016. More

Towards gender equality through sanitation access

11 March 2016

This discussion paper reviews the extensive literature on sanitation to show that inadequate access to this basic service prevents the realization of a range of human rights and of gender equality. This paper was featured at an event on Emerging Issues in Gender and WASH held during the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in 2016. More

Redistributing unpaid care and sustaining quality care services: A prerequisite for gender equality

02 March 2016

This brief synthesizes research findings, analysis and policy recommendations on redistributing unpaid care and sustaining quality care services. More

Ending Violence Against Women: From the Beijing Platform for Action to the Sustainable Development Goals

02 December 2015

The following booklet contains relevant sections of the principal international agreements over the past 20 years where countries have committed to responding to violence against women and girls, from the Beijing Platform for Action to the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. More

Monitoring Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women and Girls in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges

17 September 2015

As a result of a wide-ranging consultation process with United Nations Member States, civil society and international organizations, this position paper sets out UN Women’s suggestions for global indicators to effectively monitor how the SDGs are being implemented for women and girls. More

Enabling Women’s Contributions to the Indian Ocean Rim Economies

16 September 2015

This report identifies some of the key trends and critical issues for the Indian Ocean Rim Association Member States to address in support of women’s substantive gender equality and economic advancement. It provides an overview of existing data on key aspects of women’s economic empowerment in Indian Ocean Rim countries using publicly available and comparable data. More

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