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Gender and the Sustainable Development Goals: Are the SDGs Good News for Women?

Date: 6 Apr 2016

  • Time: 12.30-14.00
  • Location: Library Events Room (B-135), Palais des Nations, Geneva
  • Counterpart(s): UNOG Library

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.


Emily Gillingham
Gender & Development Journal

Valeria Esquivel
Research Coordinator on Gender and Development, UNRISD

Gabriele Koehler
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

Taffere Tesfachew
Director, Division for Africa, Least Developed Countries and Special Programmes, UNCTAD

Moira Faul (Moderator)
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.

Remote Access

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 sandoval@unrisd.org.

Photo: Asaf Antman (Common Creatives via Flickr)