Action source

Action date

08/03/2016

Background

HLCP at its thirtieth session, had approved the position paper entitled “Equality and non-discrimination at the heart of sustainable development: towards a United Nations system - wide shared framework for addressing inequal ities and discrimination in implementation of the 2030 Agenda”. The Committee had also requested the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), with support from the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowermen t of Women (UN - Women), to lead the process of preparing a draft CEB policy statement and to develop, in consultation with others, proposed options for possible approaches or instruments to further advance that work, both for consideration by the Committee at its thirty - first session.

Action

The Committee approved the revised draft CEB statement of commitment on inequalities, for submission to CEB for endorsement. It also endorsed the proposal to develop a shared framework for action on combating inequalit ies and discrimination in United Nations support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and requested OHCHR and UN - Women to lead the consultative process of preparing the draft framework, for consideration by the Committee at its thirty - second session.