2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is made up of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – a roadmap for global development efforts and beyond.

Visit Australia’s Sustainable Development Goals page for more information.

Goal 5: Gender

Goal 5 seeks to “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”. It is underpinned by targets and indicators.

The Government’s policy priorities are consistent with advancing this goal, including key domestic strategies and activities such as the Third Action Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, the Women’s Workforce Participation Strategy and BoardLinks.

In addition, Australia works to advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls globally, with activities in support of Goal 5 a central focus of Australia’s diplomatic, development and regional security efforts. Visit the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website for further information on our global activities.

Goal 5 is complementary to and operationalised through a number of the other Sustainable Development Goals, including gender targets in other goals.

Online Sustainable Development Goal 5: Gender Community

The Office for Women will shortly launch an online platform to support a national conversation on Australia’s collective efforts in implementing Goal 5. This will enable all parties to share meaningful and diverse information across a range of Goal 5 projects and issues in implementing the 2030 Agenda, and to showcase our successes along the way.

Further information about the online community and ways you can participate in our ongoing national conversation about Goal 5 will be provided on this site and through social media following launch.

Voluntary National Review

Australia will deliver its first Voluntary National Review on the 2030 Agenda at the United Nations High Level Political Forum in July 2018. The Voluntary National Review provides a great opportunity to profile on the global stage Australia’s innovation and success in our pursuit of gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Submissions of Case Studies for the Voluntary National Review have now closed. If you have any queries about the SDGs or the Review, please contact the Office for Women’s International Engagement team at WomensBranchInternational@pmc.gov.au.

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