Shvedova N. A. The UN and the sustainable development goals: on the way to implementation, р. 3-16

Global cooperation is an objective feature of modernity, which is reflected in the agreed approval by the United Nations Member States of the Sustainable Development Goals. Countries have voluntarily committed themselves to achieving them. Among them, Goal 5 is dedicated to gender equality, setting an ambitious target for its achievement by 2030. Along with a separately designated gender goal, the others in each of their directions provide for taking into account the gender dimension. Compliance with the most important principle of human development — gender equality — is considered by the UN as a prerequisite and condition for progress. Mid-term is here, but there remain large gender gaps across countries, and evidence shows the detrimental impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a regressive impact on gender equality. The UN is developing activities to influence the course of events in order to prevent unforgivable losses from the arsenal of positive changes. Parliamentary hearings were held under the auspices of the UN aimed at improving political support and a comprehensive response to a sustainable recovery, intensifying the global discussion at the UN and in capitals around the world about sustainable development in the context of the ongoing pandemic. Near-universal reporting has been a UN achievement as the Voluntary Presentation of National Reviews has been presented for the seventh time. Of particular concern are the problems of discrimination against women scientists, which have become more acute during the pandemic. The situation calls for solutions through new policies, initiatives and mechanisms to support women and girls in science. There is an inextricable link and interpenetration between gender equality and sustainable development. Currently, international cooperation is being objectively updated, sometimes causing fierce disputes. Read in PDF