Gender and Sustainable Development: Key to Leaving No One Behind in Timor-leste
Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the Timor-Leste Council of Ministers in 2015 , the Government created an SDG Working Group to promote the localisation and rollout of the SDGs at the national level. Gender has been prioritised as a cross-cutting goal in a variety of short, medium and long-term plans for development. As Timor-Leste works to achieve the 2030 Agenda, this Brief presents snapshot of key issues and actions that are needed to translate existing commitments into action. This Brief on Gender and SDGs in Timor-Leste is a collaboration between UN Women and the Secretary of State for Equality and Inclusion (SEII)- formerly Secretary of State for Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (SEIGIS), the Directorate-General of Statistics (DGS) under the Ministry of Finance and the SDG Working Group under the Office of the Prime Minister – with the generous support from the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA), the World Bank, and the European Union.