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.

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