Gender

UNGA Discussion Highlights Lack of Agreement on "Family" in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

unga693 December 2014: UN Member States exchanged differing views on the definition of "family," with many supporting its inclusion in the post-2015 development agenda, in a UN General Assembly (UNGA) discussion on the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family.

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UN Secretary-General's Synthesis Report Proposes 6 Elements for Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

syntesis-proposal4 December 2014: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has released an advance version of his synthesis report on the post-2015 development agenda, titled ‘The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet.' In the report, Ban proposes an integrated set of six essential elements: dignity; people; prosperity; planet; justice; and partnership.

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EU Parliament Outlines Priorities for Post-2015 Development Agenda [viewed]

europeanparliament27 November 2014: The European Parliament has adopted a resolution defining its collective priorities for the post-2015 development agenda. Priorities include ending poverty and fighting inequalities, a human rights-based approach, and a variety of social, economic, and environmental development issues.

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Third Committee Completes Work, Forwards Texts with References to Post-2015 [viewed]

unga6925 November 2014: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian, and Cultural) concluded its work for the 69th session, sending 60 draft resolutions to the UNGA for adoption in plenary. Many of the texts deal with social development issues, and refer to the post-2015 development agenda in areas of human rights, women and girls, children, persons with disabilities, and the follow-up to international conferences.

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CCAFS, CTA, CARE Brief Discusses Food Security in a Changing Climate [viewed]

ccfs-cta-care13 November 2014: The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and CARE Denmark have released an issue brief on six issues to address in a changing climate to prevent additional loss and damage and promote the long-term viability of smallholder farmers. The brief emphasizes the importance of advancing food security and nutrition through major agreements expected in 2015 on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR).

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UNGA Issues Member States' Reservations on OWG Report [viewed]

OWG27 October 2014: The UN General Assembly (UNGA) has issued an addendum to the report of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), compiling Member States' explanations of positions and reservations on the OWG outcome. Member States and observer States were invited to submit such statements on 10 September 2014, when the 68th UNGA adopted a resolution (A/RES/68/309) acknowledging the conclusion of the OWG's work and welcoming its report (A/68/970).

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Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda - Third Session [viewed]

The third session of intergovernmental negotiations on post-2015 development agenda will take place on 23-27 March 2015, and focus on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets. The Draft Programme is available, and the co-facilitators provided "clarifications" on the programme of work on 17 March, as follows: on Monday, 23 March, the morning session will include a presentation from the UN Statistical Commission on preliminary global indicators; on Tuesday, 24 March, the afternoon session will include presentations by Member States on examples of approaches to implementing the SDGs at national level; on Friday, 27 March, the morning session will include a discussion of themes for the interactive dialogues during the post-2015 summit; and on Friday, 27 March, the afternoon session may include a discussion of issues related to coordination with the Financing for Development process, such as a technology facilitation mechanism.  

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Event: Intergovernmental Negotiations on Post-2015 Development Agenda - Second Session [viewed]

The intergovernmental negotiations on post-2015 development agenda will take place over several sessions starting in January 2015. The second session will take place on 17-20 February 2015, and focus on the Declaration.  

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PIFS Workshop Discusses Localizing Responsibility to Protect [viewed]

PIFS21 November 2014: The Pacific Island Forum Secretariat (PIFS) held a workshop on implementing Responsibility to Protect (R2P) commitments in ways that support and fulfill national aims and objectives. Participants included senior government officials from the ministries of Finance, Planning, Justice, Police and Women in five countries: Kiribati, Samoa, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. Discussions will feed into countries' reviews of their national sustainable development plans.

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UNCTAD Report Recommends Reforms for Post-2015 Agenda in LDCs [viewed]

UNCTAD27 November 2014: Least Developed Countries (LDCs) are the “battleground on which the post-2015 development agenda will be won or lost,” according to the LDC Report 2014, titled ‘Growth with Structural Transformation: A Post-2015 Development Agenda.' The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report examines how the "LDC paradox" contributed to the failure of most LDCs to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and makes recommendations on achieving the post-2015 development agenda's goals.

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