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December 12, 2014 • Daily Email Recap

Girls Left Behind: Review of Secretary General’s Report Leaves Much to Be Desired for Girls, Women

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Late last week, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon released his long-awaited reportsynthesizing various inputs to and, theoretically setting a vision for, the post-2015 development agenda that will replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) at the end of 2015. At the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), we had hoped that the report would set a forward-looking agenda, paving the way for the world’s women and girls.


Our hopes for a strong position from the Secretary General on gender equality were well-founded. His 2013 contribution toward the process, as well as the report releasedby his “High Level Panel” of experts, both set the stage toward prioritizing the rights and needs of women and girls in global development. The High Level Panel explicitly recognized the centrality of universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the importance of ending child marriage and promoting women’s social, economic and political empowerment. Even the July 2014 report of a member-state-led process, known as the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals, was fairly strong on gender equality, sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights.

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