Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Indicator 5.5.1: Proportion of seats held by women in (a) national parliaments and (b) local governments

Number/ Percentage of City Elected Seats Held by Women

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This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from City of Los Angeles statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from Angeleno statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other Angeleno-specific metadata information.

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Number and Percentage of City Elected Seats Held by Women

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City of Los Angeles

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The City of Los Angeles is a Mayor-Council-Commission form of government. A Mayor, City Controller, and City Attorney are elected by City residents every four years. Fifteen City Council members representing fifteen districts are elected by the people for four-year terms, for a maximum of three terms. City Department and Bureaus are headed by General Managers. However, some Departments are also headed by an advisory or controlling Board or Commission appointed by the Mayor, subject to confirmation of the Council.

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WCCD/ISO 37120 Indicators on City Data Alignment

Aligns to WCCD 11.2 - Women as Percentage of Total Elected to City-Level Office

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Source: List of Elected Officials in Los Angeles

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Proportion of seats held by women in (a) city council and (b) city boards and commissions

Indicator number

5.5.1

Target name

Ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life

Target number

5.5

Global indicator description

Proportion of seats held by women in (a) city council and (b) city boards and commissions

UN designated tier

1/2

UN custodian agency

Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU)

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Source 1

Organisation

List of Elected Officials in Los Angeles (Wikipedia)

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City of Los Angeles

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Source 2

Organisation

City of Los Angeles, Office of the City Clerk

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City of Los Angeles

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Next release
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