Agenda 2030 – Sustainable Development Goals
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development including the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in September 2015. It includes a stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls (SDG 5).
The preamble of the 2030 Agenda furthermore states, that the systematic mainstreaming of a gender perspective is crucial in the implementation of the Agenda. Gender mainstreaming is anchored in the 2030 Agenda by several targets on gender equality in other SDGs – including in the areas of poverty, education and health. Achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls is a prerequisite for the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda.
All Austrian federal ministries were tasked with the coherent implementation of the 2030 Agenda by a decision of the Council of Ministers in 2016. A first overview of measures taken by the Austrian ministries with regard to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda was published in 2016. Austria presented its first Voluntary National Review (VNR) in 2020.
For the successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda, active cooperation between state and civil society actors, social partners, NGOs, science, research and business is essential.
Documents and Links
- Agenda 2030 (Goals and Targets)
- SDG Watch Austria
- Resolution of the UN-GA 25 September 2015: “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”
- Report 2016: Beiträge der Bundesministerien zur Umsetzung der Agenda 2030 für nachhaltige Entwicklung durch Österreich (in German), (PDF, 2 MB)
- Sustainable Development – 2030 Agenda / SDGs (Austrian Federal Chancellery)
- Austria and the 2030 Agenda. Voluntary National Review – Report on the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (2020)