The International Center for Research on Women, The Governments of Costa Rica and Zambia, UN Women
As the central platform for follow-up and review of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) is a prime occasion to assess the progress of Goal 5, as well as the inclusion of gender across all Goals. While the SDGs present an opportunity to mainstream gender in all global sustainable development efforts, accountability mechanisms for monitoring their implementation are weak, with Goal 5 being the only SDG that has no timeframe set for its achievement. To expel the risk of watering down or losing progress on this important Goal, the United Nations must ensure an accountability framework that will allow civil society, UN Women and other agencies, and governments alike to advance gender equality through meaningful reforms, supported by the critical collection of gender data and adequate financing for the achievement of gender equality.
To discuss these and other ideas, join the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), the Governments of Costa Rica and Zambia, UN Women, Equal Measures 2030, Global Citizen, Save the Children, Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO) and the Women’s Major Group at this event held on behalf of the Feminist UN Campaign – which brings together leading, feminist thinkers in civil society, philanthropy, academia and former UN staff around a shared agenda for feminist, transformative leadership for women’s rights and gender equality at the United Nations. This event calls for active participation from all stakeholders to discuss the importance of a feminist accountability framework in relation to the key theme, “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world,” as gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls are integral to global poverty reduction and inclusive, sustainable development.