With the expiration of MDGs at the end of 2015, UN member states have approved the sustainable development goals (SDGs) which replace these. The SDGs are a new, universal set of goals, targets and indicators that UN member states are expected to use to frame their agendas and political policies over the next 15 years. Following an extensive period of consultation with a wide range of actors through the World We Want 2015 process, there are currently 17 goals with corresponding targets. After sustained pressure from women’s organizations and UN Women, Goal 5 represents a standalone goal for gender equality, entitled ‘Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls’. Targets are much broader than the MDG3 framework, acknowledging the importance of the Beijing Platform for Action and adopting a more transformative approach.
The DW4SD Resource Platform offers integrated guidance and working resources on the relationship between Decent Work and Sustainable Development for constituents, ILO staff, UN country team members, development partners and other stakeholders to support national SDG processes. These resources can be accessed in two windows below: through the 2030 Agenda’s SDGs or through the DWA Outcomes.
The EGov4Women Toolkit is an innovative public resource related to the design and implementation of gender-responsive E-Government institutional ecosystems in the Asia-Pacific region. The toolkit represents the first region-wide toolbox to support the gender-mainstreaming of E-Government. Through a set of 5 comprehensive modules, it provides key pointers for policymakers on gender-responsive design of e-service delivery, e-participation and connectivity initiatives, and introduces a capabilities-based approach to outcome evaluation of E-Government for women’s empowerment.
Make the Right Real! is the regional campaign launched by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) at the second session of the ESCAP Social Development Committee held in October 2010.
This inventory maps existing business tools against the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It allows you to explore commonly used business tools that may be useful when assessing your organization’s impact on the SDGs. Later additional types of tools will also be added.
This integrated toolkit has been created by UNITAR together with UNDG and is being used at country level since May 2015. It contains a briefing package designed for use by national governments and can be easily adapted to each national context. The toolkit includes guidance materials for facilitators, which enables national stakeholders to deliver the workshops themselves. UNITAR experts are available for coaching and support if required.
To navigate to the toolbox, click “Log in as a guest.” Then, in the “Search courses” box, enter “Preparing for Action National Briefing Package: The 2030 Agenda and SDGs.” Next, click on the link. On the next page, under “Guest access”, enter the login password “unitar”. Now you can explore the modules!
MY World is a global citizen survey to bring people’s voices into official debates about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Never have so many people from all over the world been asked to mobilize and take action to make a promise come true. The MY World 2030 survey is a tool to hold governments and institutions accountable and make sure every person has their say on SDG achievement. From now until 2030, we want as many people in as many countries as possible to be involved in MY World.
Convinced that the SDGs should not be separated from the global community who forged them, Gaia Education, in partnership with UNESCO GAP Secretariat, developed an educational tool – the SDGs Flashcards – and the associated Training for Multipliers to ensure their effective use. The Flashcards have been translated in to five official UN languages and support the vitally important conversations on how to implement the 17 SDGs and their 169 targets at the local and regional scale, in ways that are carefully adapted to the biocultural uniqueness of each location.
The development of the domestic financial sector and the integration of local, national, regional and international markets have increased the number of options the public and private sector can choose from to invest in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This platform offers a compass to navigate across those options or financing solutions.