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Co-chair meeting - Open Working Group on Sustainable development goals, third session (24 May 2013)

"Women gathering water are subject to violence every day" - WECF Director speeches at the UN

25.05.2013 |WICF




One of the main outcomes of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), held in Rio de Janeiro in June 2012, was the agreement by Member States to launch a process to develop a set of sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Rio+20 did not elaborate specific goals but stated that the SDGs should be limited in number, aspirational and easy to communicate. The goals should address in a balanced way all three dimensions of sustainable development and be coherent with and integrated into the UN development agenda beyond 2015.
A 30-member Open Working Group (OWG) of the General Assembly is tasked with preparing a proposal on the SDGs.

WECF Director en Women's Major Group co-organising partner Sascha Gabizon talks on the importance of having indicators for wastewater. "Women gathering water are targets of violence every day'. So not only a water stand alone goal but also sub goals considering violence against women.

You can watch the UN webcast here

Sascha Gabizon is introduced at 17""

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