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Cross-cutting issues

The Addis Ababa Action Agenda contains several key cross-cutting initiatives that build on the synergies of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) and address critical gaps in their delivery. Cross-cutting issues and commitments in the Addis Agenda, as contained in chapter I, include: (i) the delivery of social protection and essential public services for all; (ii) scaling up efforts to end hunger and malnutrition; (iii) establishing a forum to bridge the infrastructure gap; (iv) promoting inclusive and sustainable industrialization; (v) generating full and productive employment and decent work for all; (vi) protecting ecosystems; (vii) promoting peaceful and inclusive societies; (viii) gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls; (ix) children and youth; (x) countries in special situations; and (xi) the global partnership for sustainable development. Each of these initiatives can contribute to progress across a large number of SDGs.

Because of the close links to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, monitoring by the Inter-Agency Task Force in this chapter will be able to draw on a large number of relevant SDG indicators, in particular for commitments focused on achieving specific outcomes. The Task Force will add to those as necessary, and also provide greater specificity and detail to the monitoring of financial and non-financial means of implementation (MoI).