In the 2030 Agenda, the international community set itself 17 goals to promote socially, economically and environmentally sustainable development - the Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. SDG 5 is about achieving gender equality and empowering all women and girls.
“SDG 5 is key to the entire sustainability agenda,” said Dr Bärbel Kofler, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, at the 60th anniversary celebrations for the Centre for Rural Development (SLE) at Berlin’s Humboldt University. “We cannot overcome poverty and hunger without ensuring genuine equality. That is why we need a resolutely feminist development policy now! A policy aimed at overcoming gender-specific inequalities. It is the only way we will achieve the other SDGs too,” she continued.