ESCWA Publication: E/ESCWA/SDD/2016/TECHNICAL PAPER.2
Publication Type: Policy briefs
Cluster: 2030 Agenda and SDG Coordination
Initiatives: Promoting social justice
SDGs: Goal 5: Gender Equality
Keywords: Equality, Gender, Gender equality, Sustainable development
Equality in the New Global Agenda: Integrating a Gender Perspective in the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goals 1 and 2 in the Arab Region
A close analysis of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community in September 2015, reveals that some gender issues should be further emphasized in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), so that social justice and gender equality are realized. SDGs and targets are also meant to be adapted to regional, national and local contexts.
This Policy Brief presents an analysis of SDGs 1 and 2 on ending poverty and hunger from a gender perspective. It highlights the gaps in the text adopted by the international community, proposes an adaptation of these Goals to the context of the Arab region, and ends with concrete policy recommendations.