Improvement of the situation of women and girls in rural areas: Report of the Secretary-General (2019)

Pursuant to General Assembly resolution 72/148, the present report (A/74/224) provides reviews of the activities undertaken by Member States and United Nations entities to enable women and girls, especially the poorest and most marginalized, in rural areas to improve their livelihoods, well-being and resilience in a changing climate. Gains in that regard are essential for progress on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to ensure that no women or girls in rural areas are left behind in its implementation, monitoring and results. Recommendations are provided for consideration by the Assembly.

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Subject area(s): 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; Climate change; Economic empowerment; Employment; Intergovernmental processes; Rural women; Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs); Women farmers

Resource type: Intergovernmental reports

UN Women office involved in publication: UN Women Headquarters

Publication year: 2019

Number of pages: 17

Publishing entities: United Nations General Assembly; United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)

Governing bodies: UN General Assembly