Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2023

Press release: The world is failing girls and women, according to new UN report

New figures point to the need of an additional USD 360 billion in investment per year to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment by 2030.

Despite global efforts, the world is falling short of achieving gender equality. This year’s edition of the UN Women and UN DESA “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals: The gender snapshot 2023”, launched today, paints a worrisome picture halfway through the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“The gender snapshot 2023” warns that, if current trends continue, more than 340 million women and girls—an estimated 8 per cent of the world’s female population—will live in extreme poverty by 2030, and close to one in four will experience moderate or severe food insecurity. The gender gap in power and leadership positions remains entrenched, and, at the current rate of progress, the next generation of women will still spend on average 2.3 more hours per day on unpaid care and domestic work than men.



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