A TRANSFORMATIVE GOAL IN THE REGION FOR THE FUTURE WE WANT

Authors/editor(s): UN Women Regional Office, The Americas and the Caribbean

We are currently at a key moment when the international community and the governments are defining the development
framework which will come after 2015, as well as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established at the
Rio+20 Summit. The post 2015 development agenda tries to achieve a greater convergence between the sustainability
and poverty agendas, and to consolidate and amplify the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), in the context of new challenges and scenarios.

UN Women is promoting the empowerment of women and girls and the protection of their rights as a central part of this new development framework. It calls for the incorporation of a stand-alone goal to guarantee the achievement of gender equality, women’s rights and the empowerment of women, as well as the mainstreaming of the gender equality perspective into the other goals of the new development framework.

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Bibliographic information

Geographic coverage: Latin America and the Caribbean

Subject area(s): Gender equality and women’s empowerment

Resource type: Position papers

UN Women office involved in publication: Americas and the Caribbean Regional Office

Publication year: 2013

Number of pages: 16

Publishing entities: United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)