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Strengthening Gender Justice and Human Rights to Achieve Sustainable Development

19 Sep, 2013
Posted in Blog, Women's rights and empowerment


The Women’s Major Group (WMG) and Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) New York Office are pleased to invite you to the side event, “Strengthening Gender Justice and Human Rights to Achieve Sustainable Development,” to coincide with the Opening of the 68th General Assembly, with co-sponsorship by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, UN Women and the Permanent Mission of Norway.

Join us on Thursday, September 19th, from 3 pm to 6 pm EST in the United Nations Trusteeship Council Chamber (located in the UN General Assembly building), New York, USA. The event will also be webcast live and on-demand at

This event will launch the joint publication of WMG/FES paper titled “Strengthening Gender Justice: Recommendations for the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Development Agenda.” Additionally, this event will launch the WMG compilation document Gender Equality, Women’s Rights and Women’s Priorities: Recommendations for the Proposed Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Post- 2015 Development Agenda”, from which the WMG/FES paper is drawn.

These publications highlight women’s perspectives on sustainable development themes such as gender equality, food sovereignty, decent work, sustainable energy, and climate change; they provide detailed analyses and recommendations on the structure, characteristics and governance of the SDGs, the sustainability of livelihoods, the rights of nature and the use of technology, theright to health and the full access and attainment of sexual and reproductive  health and rights, and the transformation towards a sustainable economic system.

Speakers from the WMG, FES-NY, Government of Timor-Leste, UN Women and the Permanent Mission of Norway will frame the event, followed by authors of the publication who will present perspectives from the Global South and share analysis and key recommendations for the Post 2015 sustainable development agenda. Brief responses UN Women and a civil society representative will be followed by a moderated discussion with all participants.

If you do not have a UN grounds pass, RSVP to by 11am EST, Tuesday, 17 September to ensure entry to the UN. We hope you can join us!

Download event flyer here; full concept note and agenda here; WMG/FES paper here; and WMG compilation here.