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(3rd meeting) Ensuring that no one is left behind: Creating peaceful and moreinclusive societies and empowering women and girls - High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development 2016
12 Jul 2016 -  6th session - Discussion on “Ensuring that no one is left behind: Creating peaceful and more inclusive societies and empowering women and girls”
The inclusion of a sustainable development goal to promote peaceful and more inclusive societies in the 2030 Agenda marked a significant commitment of the international community that peace, justice and inclusiveness will be critical for the eradication of poverty and the achievement of sustainable development. Inclusiveness is the key word. Mounting evidence has indicated that women and girls are disproportionally affected by poverty. We need to strive for a world in which every woman and girl enjoys full gender equality and all legal, social and economic barriers to their empowerment have been removed. Their empowerment to become productive members of society will have a significant impact in the success of the 2030 Agenda and in the pursuit of the three pillars of sustainable development. Practical experiences will be shared and discussed with the aim to replicate and/or scale up impactful efforts, and start to identify lasting solutions.