United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development


Working Document for 5 – 9 May Session of Open Working Group

Focus area 5. Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Attain gender equality and women’s empowerment everywhere

a) by 2030 end all forms of discrimination against women of all ages
b) by 2030 end violence against women and girls in all its forms,
c) by 2030 ensure equal access to education at all levels
d) by 2030 ensure equal employment opportunities for women and equal pay for equal work
e) by 2030 ensure equal access to, and control of, assets and resources, including natural resources management
f) ensure equal participation and leadership of women in decision-making in public and private institutions
g) by 2030 end child, early and forced marriage
h) by 2030 reduce the burden of unpaid care work
i) by 2030 ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in accordance with ICPD
j) promote the availability of gender disaggregated data to improve gender equality policies, including gender sensitive budgeting

Appropriate means of implementation
Enhancing capacity building in developing countries to improve gender equality and women empowerment policies

Focus area 6. Water and sanitation

Secure Water and sanitation for all a for a sustainable world

a) by 2030, provide universal access to safe and affordable drinking water, sanitation and hygiene , especially for women and girls
b) Address the balance between water supply and demand, including, where appropriate, non-conventional water resources.
a)c) by 2030, improve wastewater management, recycling and reuse by x%
b)d) by 2030, improve water-use efficiency by x% in all sectors, with particular focus on agriculture
c)e) implement integrated water resource management on national and basin levels, including appropriateand ensure trans-boundary co-operation on the basis of international law and the principle of no harm
f) by 2030, bring fresh water extraction in line with sustainable supply, protect and restore ecosystems, to provide water-related services
g) reduce the number of countries facing water scarcity and the number of people under water poverty line;
e)i) by 2030, significantly improve water quality, eliminate pollution and dumping of toxic materials in water bodies, and protect aquifers
f)j) invest in water harvesting and storage technologies, and double the rainwater harvested by 2030
g)k) decrease by x% mortality and serious injuries, and decrease economic losses caused by water-related disasters, by 2030

Appropriate means of implementation

Support efforts in developing countries related to water and sanitation activities and programmes, through provision of financial resources, capacity-building and technology transfer