Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the UK Contents


Terms of Reference



The Sustainable Development Goals

Sustainable Development Goal 5

Our inquiry

1 Why should the UK engage with SDG 5?

Government commitment to the SDGs

Why domestic implementation of SDG 5 matters

Domestic opportunities presented by SDG 5

2 Government leadership

Responsibility for the SDGs

Recommendations for change

Awareness of the SDGs in the UK

Government action on the SDGs

Review of Single Departmental Plans

Publication of a report on Agenda 2030

Lessons from other countries

High Level Political Forum

3 Specific actions to achieve SDG 5

Refreshed Single Departmental Plans

The Government Equalities Office’s current Single Department Plan

What should be included in refreshed Single Departmental Plans

Leave No-One Behind

Other recommendations to achieve SDG 5

Public Sector Equality Duty


Embedding gender equality across government

Ensuring progress across the UK

Conclusions and recommendations

4 Building a partnership to achieve SDG 5

Partnership working and the SDGs

The benefits of partnership working

Current levels of partnership working

Working with civil society

Models for engagement

Resources for engagement

Working with business

Improving engagement with business

5 Gathering data and monitoring progress

Monitoring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals

National SDG Indicators

Role of the Office for National Statistics

ONS consultation on national indicators

Data collection

Disaggregating data

Working with civil society and business

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex: Terms of reference

Formal Minutes


Published written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

10 March 2017