Addis delegates failed to put money where mouth was on gender equality
| By Ana Inés Abelenda and Nerea Craviotto
World leaders at the development finance summit may have paid lip service to women’s rights, but the Addis Ababa action agenda tells a different story
The UN development finance summit in Addis Ababa was disappointing. Member states failed to address a host of flaws in international financial policy that, tackled effectively, could have done much for human rights, especially women’s rights and gender equality.
The final agreement, known as the Addis Ababa action agenda, is almost entirely devoid of specific proposals that can be swiftly implemented, and fails to rise to the world’s multiple challenges.