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Development and Change
Concerns about gender equality and women’s empowerment are re-emerging as part of the post-2015 global development agenda,and addressing them is one of the Sustainable Development Goals(SDGs).Every five years, the United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women(known since 2010 as UN Women),publishes a ‘World Survey onthe Role of Women in Development’. These Surveys are presented to the Second Committee of the General Assembly and focus on specific development themes.The 2014Survey focuses on gender equality and sustainable development and was commissionedto inform the SDG process.Itmakes a case for linking gender equality andsustainable development on the grounds that ‘causes and underlying drivers of unsustainability and of gender inequality are deeply interlocked’(p.11). Furthermore, itnotes that: ‘women’s knowledge, agency and collective action are central to finding, demonstrating and building more economically, socially and environmentally sustainable pathways to manage locallandscapes; adapt to climate change; produce and access food; and secure sustainable water, sanitation and water services’(p.13).
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Asher, Kiran and Basnett, Bimbika Sijapati, "Gender Equality as an Entitlement: An Assessement of the UN Woemn's Report on Gender Equality and Sustainable Development 2014" (2016). Development and Change. 19.