Position Paper and Executive Summary, 2018 High Level Political Forum: Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies

“The complexity of women’s lives and realities is reflected in the intersectional nature of the sustainable development goals. While 8 of the 17 goals explicitly integrate commitments to women and girls, the achievement of targets across the agenda has implications for women’s and girls’ human rights. The six goals under review at the 2018 High Level Political Forum, on water and sanitation, energy, safe and sustainable cities, protecting biodiversity, addressing unsustainable consumption and production and ensuring the means of implementation to achieve the SDGs are as important for gender equality as they are critical for sustainable development”.

Read the Women’s Major Group position paper for the 2018 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies.” The WMG paper offers a detailed gender analysis of the six goals, demonstrates how women and girls are differently impacted by development failures and provide specific recommendations for future action.

For the Position Paper for the 2018 High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on Transformation towards sustainable and resilient societies, download here.

See contributors and endorsers here.

For the Executive Summary which is translated to all official UN languages, access here.