Gender

WCDRR Adopts Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction [viewed]

wcdrr_meeting19 March 2015: Representatives from 187 countries have adopted the ‘Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030,' making it the first major agreement of the post-2015 development agenda. The Framework, which was adopted following a marathon round of negotiations at the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) held in Sendai, Japan, includes seven targets and four priorities for action.

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LAC Holds Regional Forum on Sustainable Development [viewed]

ECLAC20 March 2015: At a two-day meeting of countries from Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), the LAC Regional Forum on Sustainable Development (RFSD) discussed the post-2015 development agenda and financing for development (FfD), among other issues. The LAC meeting was the first in the series of RFSDs taking place until May 2015 to discuss sustainable development and the post-2015 development agenda.

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CSOs Offer Input to FfD, Post-2015 Processes [viewed]

March 2015: NGOs and civil society groups have released numerous reports and articles detailing positions on the process to create the post-2015 development agenda. Recent publications include inputs to the intergovernmental negotiations on the agenda, specific proposals regarding the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS) and targets, and reactions to the zero draft of the outcome document of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development (FfD 3), the Addis Ababa Accord.

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UNECA Assesses Convergence Between African Priorities, SDGs [viewed]

UNECAMarch 2015: The post-2015 development agenda “provides a unique opportunity to ensure that pertinent and specific challenges and aspirations are elevated for global consideration and action,” according to a progress report released by the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). ‘The Post-2015 Development Agenda, Agenda 2063, the SADC Regional Indicative Strategic Development Plan and the COMESA Medium Term Strategic Plan: Assessing Convergence' assesses the alignment of African continental, sub-regional and national priorities with the post-2015 development agenda.

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Regional Commissions Present Findings on Beijing Implementation [viewed]

CSW5912 March 2015: The five UN regional commissions discussed priority areas for advancing gender equality and women's empowerment during the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 59).

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Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction Opens in Sendai, Japan [viewed]

iisdrrs_coverage_wcdrr14 March 2015: The Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR) is meeting in Sendai, Japan, from 14–18 March 2015, to review implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action (HFA), discuss international cooperation on disaster risk reduction (DRR) and adopt a political declaration and a post-2015 DRR framework, which will guide disaster risk management (DRM) efforts for the next ten to 15 years, depending on the timeframe adopted by the Conference.

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UNDP Fund Supporting Transition from MDGs to SDGs in 18 Countries [viewed]

UNDP11 March 2015: In a UN Development Programme (UNDP) blog, the director of UNDP's Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG-F) highlights the Fund's efforts to ensure a smooth transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the SDGs. The SDG-F serves as a development cooperation mechanism, building on the MDG Achievement Fund while expanding the focus on sustainable development and public-private partnerships, and incorporating discussions on the post-2015 development agenda and the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, according to UNDP.

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SRHR Critical for Post-2015 Agenda, UNFPA Executive Director Says [viewed]

Unfpalogo5 March 2015: Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are central to the post-2015 development agenda, according to UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director Babatunde Osotimehin, writing on Trust.org. He explains how SRHR are essential for eradicating poverty, achieving sustainable development and enjoying other fundamental human rights. Osotimehin also highlighted concerns on the reproductive rights of women and girls at a panel discussion held as part of the 59th session of the Commission of the Status of Women (CSW).

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GSDR Receives over 140 Science Briefs for 2015 Report [viewed]

gsdr11 March 2015: Following a call for contributions for the 2015 edition of the UN Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR), more than 140 briefs have been submitted by the scientific community around the world, for inclusion in Chapter 7 of the GSDR, for review by policy makers at the High-level Political Forum on sustainable development (HLPF) session on 26 June-8 July 2015, in New York, US. The submitted briefs are available for an open review exercise via an online platform.

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CSOs Release Publications on Post-2015 Indicators, Priorities [viewed]

March 2015: Civil society organizations have published various inputs to and analyses of the post-2015 development agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the Financing for Development (FfD) processes. Stakeholder groups and other experts elaborated their views on: SDG indicators; estimating the costs of the SDGs; human rights in the agenda; the responsibilities of developed countries; gender equality; land rights; and cross-sectoral partnerships for sustainable development.

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