In preparation for the review of SDG 5 – and its role in advancing sustainable development across the 2030 Agenda, the Division for Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA/DSDG), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), and the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women), together with other partners, are organizing an Expert Group Meeting (EGM).
The objective of the meeting will be to take stock of where we are in terms of progress towards SDG 5; to consider what has changed since the SDG was last reviewed in 2017, including in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic; to consider interlinkages with other SDGs and opportunities to leverage synergies and minimize trade-offs; to share knowledge about success stories, good practices and challenges; to identify particular areas of concern; and to suggest ways forward in terms of policies, partnerships and coordinated actions at all levels.
This event will help inform the HLPF and the planning of its sessions as well as contribute to the evidence base for collaborations and programmes of work on gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls going forward from 2022.
An official meeting summary is available in the Documentation tab.
Assistant Director of International Cooperation and Methodology Innovation Centre, Statistics Canada
Director of Budget Analysis and Programming Department, Ministry of Finance and Economy of Albania
Canada Research Chair and Assistant Professor of Gender, Development, and Global Public Policy, University of British Columbia.