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Proposals by the Delegation of the Islamic Republic of IRAN

Working Document for 5 – 9 May Session of Open Working Group
Focus Areas 5 and 6

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 opportunities for the 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 ensure capacity building in and availability of gender disaggregated data to improve gender equality policies, including gender sensitive budgeting , including through unconditional multilateral cooperation

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Focus area 6. Water and sanitation

Water and sanitation 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) by 2030, improve wastewater management, recycling and reuse by x% , including through enhanced partnership
c) by 2030, improve water-use efficiency by x% in all sectors, with particular focus on agriculture including through enhanced partnership
d) implement integrated water resource management at all levels, including appropriate trans-boundary co-operation
e) by 2030, bring fresh water extraction in line with sustainable supply, protect and restore ecosystems, to provide water-related services
f) by 2030, significantly improve water quality, eliminate pollution and dumping of toxic materials in water bodies, and protect aquifers invest in water harvesting and storage technologies, and double the rainwater harvested by 2030
g) ensure access to sufficient multilateral financial resources by developing countries;
h) ensure affordable access to related know-how, science, technologies, and innovations by developing countries;
i) decrease by x% mortality and serious injuries, and decrease economic losses caused by water-related disasters, by 2030 including through enhanced partnership

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