Gender: Sustainable Development Goals agreed

Monday, 17 August 2015

Post-2015 agenda "Sustainable Development Goals" agreed at the UN with a gender goal at its core. The count down has begun for the achievement of the sustainable goals that might transform our world by 2030.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states will be expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years and will be formally adopted at the United Nations Summit on September 25-27 2015. The new post-2015 development agenda builds on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The UN has conducted the largest consultation programme in its history to gauge opinion on what the SDGs should include and chose 17 goals to achieve by 2030.

This new agenda is a major opportunity to encourage global action on gender equality and women’s empowerment, however the financial aids need to be propotionate to the goals' expectation otherwise the result will only be an empty shell.