LEAVE NO ONE BEHIND: A CALL TO ACTION FOR GENDER EQUALITY AND WOMEN’S ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT

At the September 2015 UN General Assembly, governments from across the world adopted the 2030 Agenda, with goals to improve lives for all. Applying to all countries and promising sustained, transformative change, the Agenda commits to leave no one behind—not women, not children, not minorities, not migrants, not indigenous people, not people with disabilities. More than that, those who are farthest behind must be moved to the top of the global community’s agenda. Today around 1 billion people continue to live in extreme poverty, many of them women and children.

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