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
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""
UN Summit on Eradicating Poverty and Promoting Prosperity in a Changing World
8 days of advocacy and activism for a gender just future within the SDG process. WECF recently attended the UN summit on the Sustainable Development Goals (High Level Political Forum, HLPF) in New York and reports back on their experiences.
SIGN: Statement on the Ministerial Declaration
Of the 2017 High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals
Tribute To Honour Women’s Human Rights Defenders (#WHRDsResist) at #HLPF2017
Exhibition launched at High Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development Goals
HLPF: The Women’s Major Group invites you to join our Strategy Meeting (3:30 pm CET)
You are warmly invited to join our HLPF strategy meeting, 9 July 2017, 3:30-7:30pm CET at Marriott Residence Inn on East 48th st, New York
WECF and Women Major Group partners submit their proposals for UNEA-3
Read our full proposal here.