Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent the urgent call for action by all countries to realize the 2030 Agenda.

Gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world. Therefore, achieving gender equality and women’s empowerment is integral to the entire 2030 Agenda. While SDG 5 specifically targets gender equality, ten additional goals include gender-specific benchmarks, acknowledging the interconnection between women’s empowerment and a better future for all.

As the lead United Nations agency for gender equality and women’s empowerment, UN Women’s Strategic Plan 2022-2025 principles, priorities and Integrated Results and Resources Framework (IRRF) are fully aligned with the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. There are 14 SDG indicators at the impact and outcome levels of the IRRF, including 10 indicators pertaining to SDG 5 for gender equality.

UN Women is also co/custodian for six of the SDG indicators, meaning that UN Women is co/responsible for collecting data and monitoring those indicators. The principle of leave no one behind (LNOB) is also deeply anchored in UN Women's work. Learn more about LNOB here.

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SDG Indicators

are included in UN Women's Strategic Plan 2022-2025

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Impact Indicators

are SDG indicators out of 11 impact indicators in UN Women's Strategic Plan 2022-2025

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pertain to SDG 5 (gender equality) out of 14 SDG indicators in UN Women's Strategic Plan 2022-2025