As part of the OWG 8 session in New-York this week, Member States, Major Groups and stakeholders will discuss the issue of equality, in particular gender equality and women empowerment.
UCLG, building on its longstanding work on the topic and convinced that a successful Post 2015 agenda needs acknowledging these issues, has presented a statement developing the following points:
- Increasing participation of women in local decision-making, in order to guarantee equal representation and to achieve a successful development agenda Post-2015
- Equality between women and men to be on the top of the agenda of local public policy making and for adequate service provision that will contribute to improve the condition of women and their empowerment
- A safe world in particular for women, who are traditionally the most vulnerable to all types of violence.
Please find the full statement here.