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Powerful Synergies: Gender Equality, Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability
an article by United Nations Development Program

Since the Earth Summit twenty years ago, the international community has made historic achievements in advancing human development, including gender equality. But the world continues to face considerable social, economic and environmental challenges, and progress continues to be threatened by persisting gender inequalities.



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At the recent United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), it was acknowledged that sustainable development requires pursuing economic, social and environmental objectives as interconnected development goals. It is critical that gender equality - a human right as well as a catalytic force for achieving all development goals - is central to this pursuit.

This publication, Powerful Synergies: Gender Equality, Economic Development and Environmental Sustainability, is a collection of evidence-based papers by scholars and practitioners that explore the interconnections between gender equality and sustainable development across a range of sectors and global development issues such as energy, health, education, food security, climate change, human rights, consumption and production patterns, and urbanization.

The publication provides evidence from various sectors and regions on how women’s equal access and control over resources not only improves the lives of individuals, families and nations, but also helps ensure the sustainability of the environment.

The papers in this publication make detailed recommendations for policy makers and practitioners to ensure that policies and programmes effectively integrate gender equality and that women participate fully and meaningfully. By acting on these recommendations and working collectively across sectors, we will not only drive forward towards the future we want, but we will provide the foundations for present and future generations of women and men, and boys and girls, to thrive.

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HOW to "set a goal" for Women on Earth Today, WOMEN own less than 1% of land worldwide; let's CHANGE THAT !

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LATEST READER COMMENT:

FOOD CEREMONIES generate PEACEFUL COMMUNICATIONS

Although I never met Wangari Maathai, as a peacekeeper and corn holder here on Turtle Island, I've been aware of her work for over a decade.  I wish to invite any of her good friends to visit me because I would like to have known more of her.  We all benefit when women work the land.  What if the world had never known of her work, what a loss that would have been.

That is where I stand today, holding the corn and it is so "endangered"
and is a major staple FOOD of two continents!
ThreeSistersPlanting.info

How can we change this?  I use "in TENT SHUN all en cryp ting" here so
please observe caution because

There will never be peace while people are not in touch with the earth and growing food. Now that a MONSter on Turtle Island has ruined 97.5% of our sacred corn, we need to SHARE seed WORLDWIDE in PRIVATE HANDS.

These are my dreams >>~~~>

Feed ALL Children Educate ALL People
is the mission of Peace n Planting, here is how/why we are a church and GAIA our mother earth OWNs all SEED.
FOOD CEREMONIES generate PEACEFUL COMMUNICATION
Gather in fields: the congregation.  
Plant seeds: the ceremony.  PRAY during the growing/watering.
Share WORLDWIDE: the communion. . ...more.


This report was posted on November 25, 2012.