Agenda 2030 is ambitious in its vision, "transforming our world", broad in its 17 goals and 169 targets, and universal in its application to all countries. Women's rights are explicit in the preamble, and in Goal 5 "Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls", and are mainstreamed in several other goals. In this journal launch event, which is a part of the UNRISD Seminar Series, experts from the UN and academia will reflect on the SDGs’ potential, strengths and weaknesses from a gender perspective, and the challenges of their implementation.
This is the Geneva launch of the open access Oxfam journal Gender & Development
devoted to the Sustainable Development Goals, co-edited by Valeria Esquivel and Caroline Sweetman.
Gender & Development Journal
Research Coordinator on Gender and Development, UNRISD
UNRISD Senior Research Associate and Member of the Governing Board of Women in Europe for a Common Future
Rafael Diez de Medina
Director, Department of Statistics, ILO
Director, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD
Visiting Fellow, UNRISD
Invitees not in possession of a UN badge should register online
, bring valid ID and a copy of this invitation on the day of the event to the Pregny Gate, located at 8 - 14 Avenue de la Paix, 1211 Geneva 10.
We will be tweeting key messages live from the seminar and welcome your comments and questions, which, time permitting, we may be able to put directly to the speaker. Follow us on @UNRISD
and use the hashtags #UNRISDseminar
This event will be video and audio recorded. If you would like to be notified when the video and the podcast are online, please send an email with "Audio/video notification: Women and SDGs” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo: Asaf Antman (Common Creatives via Flickr)