This report is a first step towards a uniform mechanism for business to report on their contribution to and impact on the SDGs in an effective and comparable way. It contains a list of existing and established disclosures that businesses can use to report, and identifies relevant gaps, where disclosures are not available. It also lists illustrative actions that businesses can take to make progress towards the SDG targets.
at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit on 25 September 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030. The SDGs build on the Rio+20 outcomes and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), eight anti-poverty targets that the world committed to achieving by 2015. The SDGs are universal, meaning they apply to every country in the world. Local and regional governments played an important role in influencing the definition of the SDGs, successfully campaigning for a stand-alone goal on Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements (SDG 11), and for international recognition of the pivotal role of local and regional government in sustainable development.
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is one of the leading organizations working to fulfil the SDGs by the year 2030. Present in nearly 170 countries and territories, to help nations make the Goals a reality. Also champion the Goals so that people everywhere know how to do their part. UNDP is proud to continue as a leader in this global movemen
This report forms part of the ILO follow-up plan of action to support the implementation of Recommendation No. 204. It is all the more timely given that the United Nations General Assembly has recently approved the Global Indicator Framework to monitor the Sustainable Development Goals, including a specific global statistical indicator on informal employment (8.3.1). The report provides for the first time a statistical profile of the informal economy at the global level using a common set of operational criteria to measure informal employment and employment in the informal sector for more than 100 countries, including both developed and developing countries. Statistics on informal employment are disaggregated by sex, age, level of education, status in employment and other socio-economic characteristics.
OECD co-operation with the Middle East and North Africa facilitates a greater participation of Arab countries in the work of OECD bodies. Associates participate in OECD bodies, including projects or the development or revision of OECD legal instruments, for an open-ended period, with the same rights and obligations as OECD members. Participants take part in OECD bodies for an open-ended period, except in discussions marked as confidential.
this draft note and elements exchanged at the 2018 edition of the MENA-OECD women's economic empowerment forum (WEEF),as well as additional research ,will guide the preparation of an analytical report on ways to overcome the scacity of gender data and identify the strategic data collection needs of the region , with th view to developing and reinforcing domestic capacity and skills
The report notes that while women in the Middle East and North Africa are better educated and skilled than ever, the share of them in work is still amongst the lowest in the world. The report acknowledges that women do not share the same rights as men although there are major differences between countries. Bringing the legal frameworks, in particular family and labour laws, in line with gender goals enshrined in national constitutions should enable more women to enter employment and make MENA economies more competitive and inclusive
The report is also a call to action for governments to focus efforts on the SDGs with new information on where they stand. The Dashboards should help each African country identify priorities for action, understand key implementation challenges, and identify the gaps that must be closed in order to achieve the SDGs by 2030. We hope this report supports African discussions about priorities in achieving the SDGs and that it is operationalized into a tool for national and regional discussion and planning. Our vision is for an official day on which African countries will convene stakeholders in their respective countries around the SDGs, with this report presented as a useful tool for analysis and action. The “Africa SDG Day” would allow all actors to discuss appropriate SDG strategies given their national contexts and the findings of this and related reports. Additionally, we hope that the results of this report are disseminated in creative ways into local communities to spark collective and inclusive engagement on ways they can contextualize the SDGs and spur on progress.
La Direction des Etudes et des Prévisions Financières (DEPF) a mené, dans le cadre de sa contribution au débat national sur la question de la réévaluation du modèle de développement, une étude intitulée : « Inégalités régionales sous le prisme des Objectifs de Développement Durable à l’horizon 2030 ». Axée sur une approche analytique similaire à celle adoptée par les Nations Unies pour l’élaboration de son SDG index, cette étude a permis de cerner la dynamique de convergence des 12 régions du Royaume en termes de progrès accomplis dans les domaines économique, social et environnemental et de gaps à rattraper en la matière et ce, dans la perspective de concrétiser les ambitions de l’agenda de développement durable d’ici à l’horizon 2030.
This booklet represents the main outcome of the project "Toward more gender-responsive Millennium Development Goal (MDG) monitoring and reporting in the Arab region" that was implemented by the ESCWA in cooperation with United Nations agencies in the Arab region. The project aimed at forging a common understanding among stakeholders on ways to engender quantitative monitoring and reporting on the MDGs, particularly the identification of priority regional gender issues and the development of gender-sensitive measurements in Arab countries. We hope this booklet, with its in depth analysis of current practices in gender monitoring and reporting in the Arab countries, the proposed framework and the ways forward, will serve as a useful information guide for statisticians, gender experts and other stakeholders with regard to mainstreaming gender statistics in MDGs in the Arab region.
This publication examines the gender dimension of trade and seeks to identify policy challenges and responses to promote gender equality in light of increasing globalization. Issues discussed include: economics of gender equality, international trade and development; multilateral negotiations on agriculture in developing countries; gender-related issues in the textiles and clothing sectors; international trade in services; gender and the TRIPS Agreement; the impact of WTO rules on gender equality; human rights aspects; fair trade initiatives; the role of IT in promoting gender equality, the Gender Trade Impact Assessment and trade reform.
This document presents a summary of the report of the study on Women’s access to basic services in Irbid and Zarqa governorates. This study aims to increase the understanding of the impact of the crisis on women’s access to basic services. Between April and May 2016, UN Women and REACH, with the support of the Government of Japan, undertook an assessment of women’s access to such services, while also looking at their quality. The first study of its kind in Jordan, its main objective is to highlight the need for gender responsive basic services and the impact changes in services have on the lives of women.
The report is on the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS): Egypt Vision 2030 which represents the way towards inclusive development through which cultivating prosperity, achieving economic and social justice, and reviving the role of Egypt in regional leadership can be realized. SDS represents a roadmap for maximizing competitive advantage to achieve the dreams and aspirations of the Egyptians in a dignified and decent life.
Plan International Egypt’s (PiE) Country Strategy “Shaping futures & Changing lives” sets out the main strategic programming, operational and resourcing objectives plus approaches for Plan in Egypt for the period FY16 to FY20; some specific areas of adjustments, reflected in this document, have been identified to bring this CSP fully in line with the global strategy. This document provides a summary of findings from the gender analysis and presents the aligned version of the strategic programme framework and presents the programmatic approaches PiE will follow, and organizational strengthening it will undertake. and provides a summary of the financial resource mobilisation strategies.
Human Development Indices and Indicators: 2018 Statistical update is being released to ensure consistency in reporting on key human development indices and statistics. It includes an analysis of the state of human development—snapshots of current conditions as well as long-term trends in human development indicators. With a comprehensive statistical annex, our data gives an overview of the state of development across the world, looking at long-term trends in human development indicators across multiple dimensions and for every nation, the 2018 Update highlights the considerable progress, but also the persistent deprivations and disparities. Looking at 2018 results, Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and Germany lead the HDI ranking of 189 countries and territories, while Niger, the Central African Republic, South Sudan, Chad and Burundi have the lowest scores in the HDI’s measurement of national achievements in health, education and income. The overall trend globally is toward continued human development improvements, with many countries moving up through the human development categories: out of the 189 countries for which the HDI is calculated, 59 countries are today in the very high human development group and only 38 countries fall in the low HDI group. Just eight years ago in 2010, the figures were 46 and 49 countries respectively.
This report is the UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation 2018 estimates on child mortality among children under age 5 and children aged 5-14. Despite progress over the past quarter-century, millions of newborns, children and young adolescents die every year, mostly of preventable or treatable causes such as infectious diseases and injuries. These deaths reflect the limited access of children and communities to basic health interventions sund young adolescent deaths. The monitoring of child and young adolescent survival requires continual improvement in the measurement of mortality, particularly in countries that lack timely and accurate mortality data. Reliable estimates of child and young adolescent mortality at the national, regional and global level are necessary for evidence-based policymaking to improve the survival chances of the world’s children. In the absence of reliable vital registration data in many countries . Therefore, mortality rates among children and young adolescents are not only key indicators for child and young adolescent well-being, but, more broadly, for sustainable social and economic development. While concerted efforts aimed at improving child survival have driven large reductions in mortality levels among children under 5 years of age as well as for children and young adolescents aged 5–14 in recent decades, persistent and intolerably high numbers of child and young adolescent deaths mean more work remains to be done to address the specific survival needs of children and young adolescents. The global community recognizes the crucial need to end preventable child deaths, making it an essential part of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s, and Adolescent’s Health (2016–2030) and the third Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) to ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all people at all ages. Achieving the ambitious child survival goals requires ensuring universal access to safe, effective, high-quality and affordable care for women, children and adolescents.
The expansion of international trade has been essential to development and reducing poverty but the relationship between economic growth, poverty reduction and trade is not a simple one. This publication looks into this relationship and examines the challenges poor people face in benefiting from trade opportunities. Written jointly by the World Bank Group and the World Trade Organization, the publication examines trade and poverty across four dimensions: rural poverty; the informal economy; the impact of fragility and conflict; and gender. The publication looks at how trade could make a greater contribution to ending poverty through increasing efforts to lower trade costs, improve the enabling environment, implement trade policy in conjunction with other areas of policy, better manage risks faced by the poor, and improve data used for policy-making. This report has three key messages: 1) A sustained effort to deepen economic integration and further lower trade costs is essential for ending poverty. 2) Lowering tariffs and non-tariff barriers between countries are essential elements of this agenda, but this must form part facing the extreme poor, and for many, their disconnection from markets, if they are to benefit from trade. 3) The World Trade Organization and World Bank Group have made substantial contributions to trade and poverty reduction. However, a great deal more remains to be done to end poverty, and both institutions and other partners need to continually review their activities to support poverty reduction to ensure they remain relevant in an ever-changing world.
This document presents report on african social development index (ASDI): measuring exclusion for structural transformation. The African Social Development Index (ASDI) is built on the important premise that development should be reflected in improved human conditions. By adopting a life-cycle approach, the ASDI measures the extent of human exclusion in six key dimensions of well-being, including survival, health, education, employment, and means of subsistence and living a decent life after 60. One of the key features of the index is that it can be measured across time and disaggregated by gender and geographical location, thus helping to capture patterns of inequality and exclusion within and between countries. As such, the ASDI offers a new conceptual framework for identifying the drivers of human exclusion in Africa and linking them to better policies in nutrition, education, employment and social protection. As a monitoring and policy tool, the index should help member States devise more inclusive social policies, and guide them in the implementation of Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, both of which place a high premium on inclusiveness as a driver of sustainable and equitable development.
This document presents a report on feminist leadership for social transformation- clearing the conceptual cloud. This paper was developed as a resource for the meeting ‘Building Feminist Leadership: Looking Back, Looking Forward’, held in November 2008 in Cape Town, South Africa. The purpose of this paper is not simply to theorise feminist leadership, but also to create a useful framework, or lens, through which to scrutinise our leadership development programmes, strengthen them, and enhance the quality and impact of the transformative feminist leadership.
Women in Lebanon face discrimination at many levels, from social conservatism to inadequate public policies. The National Commission for Lebanese Women (NCLW) was formed in 1998 to promote women’s rights, enhance gender mainstreaming, and also to oversee the implementation of the goals of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the 1995 Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. In July 2006, a newly formed Cabinet vowed in its Ministerial Statement to put in action all the commitments that Lebanon has made on women's issues in connection with the recommendations of the Beijing Conference in 1995 (Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action). The Gender Profile of Lebanon describes main gender topics, like the above, within the Lebanese context, as well as addressing such milestones in relation to legal, political, economical, educational, health, infrastructure terms and subjects.