The Gender Snapshot 2022 Report

Published on September 09, 2022
Current Context: The United Nations (UN) Women and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) launched a Report titled, “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022”.
The Gender Snapshot 2022 Report
  • The Report highlighted that at the current pace of progress, gender equality, which is the Sustainable Development Goal-5 (SDG-5), will not be achieved by 2030 and that it would take 300 years to achieve gender parity at the current pace of progress.
  • The Report mentioned that by the end of 2022, around 383 million women will be in extreme poverty (less than USD 1.90 a day) compared to 368 million men.
  • It also mentioned that the world will have to wait for 40 more years to achieve equal participation in Parliament.
  • It said the rate of progress must be seventeen times the progress in the last decade to eradicate child marriage by 2030.
  • The report also highlighted that over 1.2 billion women of reproductive age, i.e. 15 years to 49 years, live in countries with restrictive abortion laws.
  • UN DESA is a part of the UN Secretariat and was founded in 1948. It assists international cooperation to promote sustainable development, having as a foundation the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It has its headquarters in New York. The current Under-Secretary-General of UN DESA is Li Junhua.


Q.1 Which of the following launched the “Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG): The Gender Snapshot 2022” Report?

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