UN Expert Meeting Synergizes Around SDG 5 and Agenda 2030

Ahead of next month’s High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), UN Women and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) brought together an expert group meeting on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5: to “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls,” as a contribution to the in-depth review of the goal at the 2017 HLPF.

The expert group meeting, on strategies to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls through the gender-responsive implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, was a vital opportunity for Member States, UN entities, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to discuss ways and means for the effective implementation of SDG 5, particularly how to harness the synergies and address any trade-offs in the integrated and interlinked implementation of the SDGs. The key recommendations emanating from the meeting will contribute to the upcoming HLPF in its role to provide political leadership, guidance and recommendations for follow-up to the 2030 Agenda. Read the full concept note.

Here’s the list of speakers who participated.

Read three key presentations discussed at this 2-day forum held on May 30-31st, 2017 at the UN:

Discussion on Eliminating All Forms of Violence and harmful practices against women and girls.

Report by Marisa Viana, Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Rights (RESURJ)

Discussion Points by Hibaaq Osman, FAR Steering Committee member and CEO of Karama

Ending poverty and achieving food security through women’s access to and control over economic resources
By Maria Luisa Mendonca, FAR Program Director


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