U.N. Women wants gender equality not only to be mainstreamed into the post-Millennium Development Goals agenda but be one of the development goals after 2015, according to the agency’s deputy executive director, John Hendra.

Hendra spoke with Devex Editor Rolf Rosenkranz on the sidelines of the 2012 European Development Days. He said that the post-MDG process should tackle what’s blocking women’s progress in society and threatening women’s rights.

“We have to have gender equality goals that really … affect the whole world,” he told Rosenkranz, adding that the post-2015 agenda should be “transformative” rather than "technocratic."

Watch the conversation between Rosenkranz and Hendra on the challenges faced and progress made by U.N. Women since its launch nearly two years ago, part of a series of conversations we video-taped with global development leaders in the center of the action at EDD12 in Brussels.

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