The UN Women publication The World Survey of the Role of Women in Development 2014: Gender Equality and Sustainable Development has just been released and is available on their website. The SG report is available in all six official UN languages and you can access it as part of the documents list for the Second Committee.
The World Survey is a UN Secretary-General’s report mandated by the Second Committee of the General Assembly and comes out every five years. This year’s report focuses on gender equality and sustainable development, with chapters on the green economy and care, food security, population, and investments for gender responsive sustainable development. The report comes at an important moment, in the emergence of the post-2015 development framework and as the global community grapples with the challenges of sustainable development and the definition of the Sustainable Development Goals. Against this context, the 2014 World Survey asserts the central role of gender equality and charts the rationale and the actions necessary to achieve sustainable development.