SDGs: In 2015, countries agreed on the need for comprehensive financing for development; they will adopt a new sustainable development agenda; and they are expected to adopt a new global agreement on climate change.
Agreed by consensus, the draft outcome document “Transforming Our World: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, will be formally adopted by world leaders at the United Nations Summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, to be held in New York from 25-27 September 2015.
In July 2015, the Third International Conference on Financing for Development concluded with a clear recognition of gender equality as a critical element in achieving sustainable development, with States adopting the Addis Ababa Action Agenda. UN Women intensely engaged in the negotiations, advocating for a commitment to transformative financing for gender equality. UN Women will now work with a group of Member States to implement an Action Plan on Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, to ensure that the gender commitments that were included in the agreed text will be turned into actions.
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