That transport was absent from the MDGs is, in my view, one of the reasons it fell off the development radar. Transport is again absent from the 17 [draft] sustainable development goals [and targets] which will replace the MDGs. We have tried lobbying for a stand alone transport SDG and/or explicit targets but have so far failed. This is partly because the transport community has no voice in the UN . . .
On the other gender equality gets relatively good treatment. Thanks to UN Women and UNDP and of course gender activism, there is a stand alone gender equality goal. Gender is also mainstreamed across various relevant targets.