Panel discussion held at UN Headquarters launches the publication, featuring Melissa Leach, Isha Ray, Hilal Elver, Zenebework Tadesse, and John Hendra.
UN Women released a new report, the World Survey on the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development. ERG Associate Professor Isha Ray was a contributing author with Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, as the lead author.
Charting the rationale and the actions necessary to ensure ground-breaking change, the flagship UN study asserts that any comprehensive sustainable development pathway cannot be achieved without an explicit commitment to gender equality, women’s rights and their empowerment. Coming on the heels of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September, the World Survey 2014 provides an in-depth analysis of sustainable development issues, the challenges and the solutions, through a gender lens.
Read more about the report here.
Above is a video of the panel discussion on the report at UN headquarters:
A report from the UN Secretary-General mandated by the Second Committee, the World Survey comes out every five years. This year’s World Survey on the Role of Women in Development focuses on Sustainable Development and Gender Equality, with chapters on the green economy and care, food security, population, and investments for gender responsive sustainable development.
The launch features a panel discussion moderated by UN Women’s Deputy Executive Director John Hendra with participation from: Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK, contributing author; Isha Ray, Professor of Energy and Resources at University of California, Berkeley, contributing author; Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food; Zenebework Tadesse, independent researcher, Ethiopia; and Sofia Monsalve, Coordinator of the Global Land Programme, FoodFirst Information and Action Network (FIAN).
Tweets featuring Dr. Ray during the discussion:
#Genderequality must be building block of #sustainabledevelopment pathway.Our #WorldSurvey: http://t.co/wB6LHqmb0E pic.twitter.com/FKqVsJjsOD
— UN Women (@UN_Women) October 20, 2014
3 critical sectors for #sustdev: access to #water, dignified #sanitation, basic electricity services- Isha Ray @ERGBerkeley. #WorldSurvey — UN Women (@UN_Women) October 20, 2014
“As women & girls’ everyday activities affect the sustainability of the environment…” #WorldSurvey — NGO CSW/NY (@NGO_CSW_NY) October 20, 2014
“So does the unsustainability of the environment affect women & girls.”-Isha Ray @UN_Women #WorldSurvey #NGOs4B20 — NGO CSW/NY (@NGO_CSW_NY) October 20, 2014
#WorldSurvey on Women in Dvlpt on synergies btwn gender equality and SD: http://t.co/FfJzJE3S0O @UN_Women #SDGs pic.twitter.com/EMr3lIe5EK — Danish UN Mission (@Denmark_UN) October 20, 2014
Photos: UN Women/Ryan Brown