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""
The 62nd Commission on the Status of Women
Worldwide representatives and officials gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to discuss the matters of women and sustainability
Petition: calling for international solidarity to support environmental defenders Victoria Tauli-Corpuz & Joan Carling
Feminists Condemn Philippines President Duterte’s Accusation of Activists and Indigenous People Leaders as Terrorists
Using community-based data monitoring to track gender equality realities on the ground
New York: Official Side Event to CSW62
Implementing Agenda 2030 in Georgia: Where Are We Now?
WECF organised with Georgian government and the UN a workshop on the Sustainable Development Goals in Tbilisi, 19-21 February 2018
22.02.2018 | Tbilisi, Georgia
#BeatPollution: WECF at UNEA3 in Nairobi
Reflections on the UN Environmental Assembly in Nairobi “Towards a Pollution free Planet