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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

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

Pacific Gender and Climate Change Toolkit

11 September 2015

This toolkit is designed to support climate change practitioners in the Pacific islands region to integrate gender into their programmes and projects. It is aimed at climate change professionals working in national governments, non-governmental organizations, regional and international organizations who are involved in managing and implementing climate change programmes. More

Proceedings Report UN Women's Safe Cities Global Leaders' Forum 2015

11 September 2015

The following report includes the main proceedings of UN Women’s Safe Cities Global Leaders’ Forum “Safe Cities for Women and Girls in Action: Implementation Essentials and Key Takeaways”, which was held at the Lalit Hotel, in New Delhi, from 10-12 June, 2015, in commemoration of Beijing+20. More

Ensuring gender-sensitive implementation of the Post-2015 Development Framework (Post-2015 policy brief no.5)

01 August 2015

The purpose of this policy brief is to offer stakeholders some suggestions on elements and data that may help them to assess whether they are implementing the new sustainable development framework in a gender-sensitive manner. More

The World Survey on the role of women in development 2014: Gender equality and sustainable development

16 October 2014

The World Survey on the Role of Women in Development is a UN Secretary-General report mandated by the Second Committee of the General Assembly and comes out every five years. The 2014 report focuses on gender equality and sustainable development, with chapters on the green economy and care work, food security, population dynamics, and investments for gender-responsive sustainable development. More

Trade, Gender and the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post -2015 Policy Brief No.3)

01 April 2014

The aim of this policy brief is to highlight some linkages between gender and economics, especially trade, in the context of the post-2015 development agenda and propose future targets and indicators for the areas covered by Goals 3 and 8. Indeed, only if women are economically empowered can they benefit from the opportunities arising from expanded trade. In turn, trade can play its role of “enabler” of development if flanking economic and social policies are in place. More

Compacts for equality: Towards a sustainable future

01 April 2014

The document discusses the two major challenges to development in Latin America and the Caribbean today: to achieve greater equality and to make development sustainable for future generations. More

Women and Natural Resources in Peacebuilding: Strengthening participation, improving protection and aiding empowerment

06 November 2013

As primary managers and users of natural resources in many conflict-affected contexts, women have a key role to play in peacebuilding but are often excluded from decision-making over natural resource management. This report analyses how women's empowerment and the sustainable use of natural resources can be pursued together to help build lasting peace. More

A transformative stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment: Imperatives and key components

01 July 2013

In the midst of a global conversation about the legacy and next steps after the MDGs, UN Women calls for a commitment to achieving gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment in the post-2015 development framework and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To make a difference, the new framework must be transformative, by addressing the structural impediments to gender equality and the achievement of women’s rights. More

Powerful synergies: Gender equality, economic development and environmental sustainability

01 July 2013

This publication is a collection of evidence-based papers by scholars and practitioners that explore the interconnections between gender equality and sustainable development across a range of sectors and development issues such as energy, health, education, food security, climate change, human rights, consumption and production patterns, and urbanization. More

A new partnership: Eradicate poverty and transform economies through sustainable development: The report of the high-level panel of eminent persons on the post-2015 development agenda

01 January 2013

The report sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. The high-level panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda was co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron. More

The conversation begins: Emerging views for a new development agenda

01 January 2013

The report summarizes the findings of the consultation facilitated by the United Nations system since August 2012. An unprecedented series of consultations were held with people the world over to seek their views on a new development agenda to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This conversation responds to a growing call for active participation in shaping the ‘world we want’. Taking place well before governments sit down to negotiate and finalize such a new agenda, the consultations underway provide evidence and perspectives to governments on the challenges people face in improving their lives and those of their families and communities. More

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

01 June 2012

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. More

Advancing the development agenda post-2015: Some practical suggestions

01 April 2012

This paper offers some practical suggestions for the formulation of the successor arrangement to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Furthermore, the paper emphasizes that success will depend on the clarity, conciseness and +measurability of the post-2015 agenda. The two essential ingredients for success are time and leadership. More

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