Categories + Goals
A Note about the Goals
GOALS HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLETED AND ARE STILL IN PROGRESS
The goals have been formulated to fit under each category and are subject to revision, updating and additions. They are currently only derived from the following international agreements, with additions to be made as the project evolves:
- New Urban Agenda (NUA)
- Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)
- Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
- UN Security Council Resolutions (SCR)
- UNESCO Priority Gender Equality Action Plan, 2019 REVISION, 2014–2021
- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)
- UN Human Rights, The Environment, and Gender Equality, 2021
- United Nations A/RES/70/162
- United Nations A/RES/72/175
Most of the wording is directly taken from the New Urban Agenda, with some amendments and amalgamations, and some goals fit into more than one category. Each goal is referenced to the corresponding section of the listed documents in brackets at the end.
We are aware that there are gaps and limitations to this current set of goals, and revisions are ongoing. Ultimately, each wise practice will be placed under a corresponding goal in the relevant categories.
Goal 1: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, ensuring women’s full and effective participation and equal rights in all fields and in leadership at all levels of decision-making (NUA 13c, 90, 148, 155; SDG 5.5, 5.c; CEDAW article 3, 7).
Goal 2: Strengthen the interface among stakeholders, offering opportunities for dialogue, including through age- and gender- responsive approaches, with particular attention to contributions from women and others (NUA 42).
Goal 3: Promote participatory age- and gender-responsive approaches at all stages of the urban and territorial policy and planning processes (NUA 92, 155).
Goal 4: Promote capacity development programmes to help governments in financial planning and management, with particular attention to age- and gender- responsive budgeting (NUA 151).
Goal 5: Make information and communications technologies accessible to the public, including women and girls, children and youth, persons with disabilities, older persons and persons in vulnerable situations, to enable them to develop and exercise civic responsibility, broadening participation and fostering responsible governance (NUA 156; SDG 5.b).
Goal 1: Prevent and eliminate all forms of violence and harassment against women and girls in private and public spaces, including trafficking and sexual and other types of exploitation (NUA 13c, 39; SDG 5.2; CEDAW article 6).
Goal 2: Eliminate harmful practices against women and girls, including child, early, and forced marriage, and female genital mutilation (NUA 39; SDG 5.3).
Goal 3: Improve road safety and integrate it into sustainable mobility and transport infrastructure planning and design, with special attention to the needs of all women and girls (NUA 113).
Goal 1: Promote the development of integrated and age-and gender-responsive housing policies (NUA 32).
Goal 2: Develop age-, gender- and environment-responsive solutions within the continuum of land and property rights, with particular attention to security of land tenure for women as key to their empowerment, including through effective administration systems and equal rights to ownership and control over land and other forms of property, financial services, inheritance and natural resources, in accordance with national laws (NUA 35; SDG 5.a; CEDAW article 15, 16).
Goal 1: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls, by ensuring decent work and equal pay for equal work, or work of equal value (NUA 13c, 57; SDG 8.5; CEDAW article 11).
Goal 2: Enhance the livelihoods, working conditions and income security, legal and social protection, access to skills, assets and other support services, voice and representation of the working poor in the informal economy, particularly women, including the unpaid, domestic and migrant workers and recognize their contribution to the urban economy (NUA 59; SDG 8.8).
Goal 3: Create policy based on pro-poor and gender sensitive development strategies, to end poverty (SDG 1.b).
Goal 4: Undertake reforms to give women equal rights to economic resources (SDG 5.a; CEDAW article 13).
Goal 1: Eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations (SDG 4.5; CEDAW article 10).
Goal 2: Build and upgrade education facilities that are child, disability and gender sensitive and provide safe, non-violent, inclusive and effective learning environments for all (SDG 4.a).
Goal 1: Promote a safe, healthy and secure environment in cities taking into consideration that women and girls and persons in vulnerable situations are often particularly affected (NUA 39).
Goal 2: Eliminate harmful practices against women and girls, including child, early, and forced marriage, and female genital mutilation (NUA 39; SDG 5.3; CEDAW article 16).
Goal 3: Promote access to adequate, inclusive, and quality health-care services, including universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services and rights, to reduce newborn child and maternal mortality (NUA 55; SDG 3.1, 3.7, 5.6; CEDAW article 12,16).
Goal 4: End all forms of malnutrition, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women and older persons (SDG 2.2; CEDAW article 12).
Goal 1: Promote age- and gender-responsive planning and investment for sustainable, safe and accessible urban mobility (NUA 13f, 114; SDG 11.2).
Goal 2: Improve road safety and integrate it into sustainable mobility and transport infrastructure planning and design, with special attention to the needs of all women and girls and those in vulnerable situations (NUA 113; SDG 11.2).
Goal 1: Strengthen the resilience of cities by adopting and implementing integrated, age- and gender-responsive policies and plans (NUA 77, 101).
Goal 2: Implement age- and gender-responsive urban and territorial development and planning processes, including greenhouse gas emissions, resilience-based and climate-effective design of spaces, buildings and construction, services and infrastructure, and nature-based solutions. (NUA, 101)
Goal 3: Promote mechanisms for raising capacity for effective climate change-related planning and management in the least developed countries and small island developing States, including focusing on women, youth, and local and marginalized communities. (SDG 13. b)
Goal 4: Prevent gender-based discrimination in environmental matters and ensure women’s equal, free, active, meaningful, and informed participation in decision-making processes related to the environment (UN Human Rights, The Environment, and Gender Equality/3; UN Human Rights, The Environment, and Gender Equality/No 6).
Goal 5: Ensure a just and gender-responsive transition to a green economy and cooperate internationally to enhance gender-responsive environmental action and policies (UN Human Rights, The Environment, and Gender Equality/11; UN Human Rights, The Environment, and Gender Equality/17)
Goal 1: Recognize and value unpaid care and domestic work through the provision of public services, infrastructure and social protection policies and the promotion of shared responsibility within the household and the family as nationally appropriate (SDG 5.4).
Goal 2: Encourage the provision of the necessary supporting social services to enable parents to combine family obligations with work responsibilities and participation in public life, in particular through promoting the establishment and development of a network of child-care facilities (CEDAW article 11.2c).
10. Diversity &
Goal 1: Embrace diversity in cities and human settlements, empower and promote the social, economic and political inclusion of all, irrespective of age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status, to strengthen social cohesion, intercultural dialogue and understanding, tolerance, mutual respect, gender equality and inclusion (NUA 40; SDG 10.2).
Goal 2: Strengthen the interface among stakeholders, offering opportunities for dialogue, including through age- and gender-responsive approaches, with particular attention to contributions from men and women, children and youth, older persons and persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and local communities, refugees and internally displaced persons and migrants, regardless of migration status, and without discrimination based on race, religion, ethnicity, or socio-economic status (NUA 42,48,148, 155).
Goal 3: Promote access for youth (girls and boys, young women and young men) to education, skills development, and employment (NUA 61).
Goal 4: Address the social, economic, and spatial implications of aging populations (NUA 62).
Goal 5: Make information and communications technologies accessible to the public, including women and girls, children and youth, persons with disabilities, older persons and persons in vulnerable situations, to enable them to develop and exercise civic responsibility, broadening participation and fostering responsible governance (NUA 156).
Arts, Media, & Culture
Goal 1: Promote gender equality in cultural life is based on a commitment to cultural rights and cultural diversity. (UNESCO/PGEAP 2019/ 51/p.44)
Goal 2: Ensure equal participation of men and women in cultural life equal value attributed to the roles of women and men in heritage protection and transmission (tangible and intangible) and equal opportunities for women to share their creativity with audiences. (UNESCO/PGEAP 2019/ 51/p.44; UNESCO/PGEAP 2019/ SO7/ p.13; UNESCO/PGEAP 2019/ p.12)
Goal 3: Promote gender equality in media inter alia by increasing the number of women in the media, and in leadership and decision-making functions and raise awareness of gender equality among members of the media. (UN/ 40 C/Resolution 52;UN/ 40 C/Resolution Annex 7; UN A/RES/70/162)
Goal 4: Ensure the safety of women journalists and media workers and take measures against gender-based discrimination and violence against women in media. (UN A/RES/72/175)
Goal 5: Effectively tackle issues like gender-based stereotypes in media and reporting, and promote the practice of gender-sensitive reporting. (UN A/RES/70/162 )
Goal 1: Engage indigenous peoples and local communities in the promotion and dissemination of knowledge of tangible and intangible cultural heritage. (NUA 125).
Goal 2: Implement effective measures for continuous improvement of the economic and social conditions of indigenous elders, women, youth, and children. (UNDRIP/ Article 21; UNDRIP/Article 22).
Goal 3: Ensure that indigenous women and children enjoy full protection and guarantees against all forms of violence and discrimination. (UNDRIP/Article 21; UNDRIP/ Article 22).
13. Refugees &
Goal 1: Ensure the full respect for human rights and humane treatment of refugees, internally displaced persons, and migrants, regardless of migration status (NUA 28).
Goal 2: Establish frameworks that enable the positive contribution of migrants to cities (NUA 28).
Goal 1: Promote equitable and affordable access to sustainable basic physical and social infrastructure for all, without discrimination, ensuring that these services are responsive to the rights and needs of women and girls and others that are in vulnerable situations (NUA 34, 119; SDG 6.2).
Goal 1: Prevent and eliminate all forms of discrimination, violence, and harassment against women and girls in public spaces (NUA 13c, 39, 100; SDG 11.7).
Goal 2: Provide universal access to safe, inclusive and accessible, green and public spaces, in particular for women and children, older persons and persons with disabilities (SDG 11.7).
16. Peace &
Goal 1: Ensure increased representation of women at decision-making levels in conflict resolution and peacebuilding processes
a. Ensure increased representation of women at all decision-making levels in national, regional, and international institutions and mechanisms for the prevention, management, and resolution of conflict, and take measures to increase the representation of women in mediation processes (UNSCR/1325/ 1; UNSCR/1325/ 2; UNSCR/1888/16).
b. Improve women’s participation by promoting women’s leadership and capacity to engage in aid management and planning, and encourage training in mediation, advocacy, and technical areas of negotiation, as well as providing support and training to mediators and technical teams for women’s effective inclusion (UNSCR/1889/1; UNSCR/ 2242/1).
c. Help raise funding for women in the field of peace and security including through more aid in conflict and post-conflict situations for programs that further gender equality and women’s economic empowerment and security (UNSCR/2493/ 5).
d. Encourages women’s participation in preventing, combating, and eradicating illicit transfer, and the destabilizing accumulation and misuse of small arms and light weapons (UNSCR/2242/15).
e. Create safe and enabling environments for civil society, by promoting women community leaders, peacebuilders, and political actors, in situations of armed conflict, and eliminate threats, harassment, violence, and hate speech against them (UNSCR/2493/ 6).
Goal 2: Take appropriate measures to protect women and girls, from gender-based violence in situations of armed conflict.
a. Take measures to protect women and girls from gender-based violence, particularly rape and other forms of sexual abuse, and all other forms of violence (UNSCR/1325/ 10)
b. Ensure to practice measures to prevent gender-based violence such as debunking myths that fuel sexual violence, vetting armed and security forces to take into account past actions of rape and other forms of sexual violence, and evacuation of women and children under imminent threat of sexual violence to safety (UNSCR/1820/ 3)
c. Increase the deployment of women peacekeepers or police in conflict and post-conflict situations (UNSCR/1820/8)
d. Improve the conditions of the conflict areas through the organization of interactive meetings with the local women and women’s organizations in the field about the concerns and needs of women in areas of armed conflict (1NSCR/ 1888/14; UNSCR/2467/13).
Goal 3: Ensure women and girls, including the victims of violence, receive economic, personal, judicial, and medical help during conflict and post-conflict periods.
a. Ensure that all victims of sexual violence, particularly women and girls, have equal protection under the law and equal access to justice through inter alia prompt investigation, prosecution, and punishment of perpetrators of sexual and gender-based violence. (UNSCR/ 1820/ 4; UNSCR/2122 /10; UNSCR/2467/15).
b. Improve the conditions of the conflict areas and develop effective mechanisms for providing protection from violence by supporting the local women and women’s organizations (UNSCR/1820/10; UNSCR/1888/14; UNSCR/ 2467/13).
c. Prioritize the needs of women and girls in post-conflict situations and support their socio-economic demands through education, income-generating activities, and access to basic services (UNSCR/1889/10; UNSCR/2122/12).
d. Promote women’s sexual and reproductive health and mental health in post-conflict contexts and eliminate obstacles and challenges to gender equality through HIV infection, and the disproportionate burden of HIV and AIDS on women and girls (UNSCR/1889/10; UNSCR/2106/ 20; UNSCR/2122 /12).