An early start on the global goals
Within the first year of the 2030 Agenda, UN Women had already supported more than 80 governments in making gender equality a central focus of plans and budgets aimed at implementing the Sustainable Development Goals. In Kosovo, we backed the alignment of the National Development Strategy 2016-2021 with gender equality targets and indicators under the goals, covering issues such as land reform and the extension of health services to women in informal jobs. A major national dialogue brought leaders together from the government, business, academia, civil society and international organizations to map top priorities, with three agreed—gender equality, as well as care for the environment and youth employment. To connect the policy process to public awareness, UN Women then coordinated 45 events that reached 20,000 people with messages around the global goals.