Drylands face indisputable development challenges, including limited water resources, relatively low biological productivity, and a history of political and economic exclusion. Traditional gender inequalities and conflict situations exacerbate these challenges. However, drylands also possess valuable assets, such as their unique natural resources, diverse cultures and resilient communities. Despite these assets, dryland populations — particularly in […]
This document highlights the importance of developing stand-alone goals addressing gender equity, gender equality, and empowerment of women. As post-2015 goals are being developed, transformative goals on these issues must be considered and enacted. Gender equality and women’s empowerment are important for economic, environment, and social sustainable development.
This policy paper for the Beijing+10 and the MDG+5 Reviews was developed for the Beijing+10 and MCG+5 reviews in 2005. The paper aims at showing the interlinkages between the CEDAW, the BPFA, and the MDGs, and to emphasize that the MDGs must be developed further from the perspective of human rights, poverty eradication, and the empowerment of women.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2000 and sets out the key challenges facing humanity at the threshold of the new millennium. This fact sheet explains the eight MDGs and their impact on women, men, children, and the environment globally.