Gender

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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LAC Review Supports Mainstreaming Gender, Human Rights in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UN Women21 November 2014: Delegates from 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean reaffirmed their commitment to the Beijing Platform for Action (BPfA) and to removing barriers to women's active participation in public and private life. In an Outcome Statement, the region's governments also call for a specific target on gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda, and for mainstreaming gender and human rights in all the objectives, targets and indicators.

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Parliaments, UN Discuss Shared Responsibilities in SDGs, Post-2015 Process [viewed]

Ipu20 November 2014: During a Parliamentary Hearing at the UN, participants examined the responsibilities shared by governments and parliaments in ensuring that people are at the center of the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The annual hearing was organized jointly by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the UN.

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Regional Review Urges Bold Action for Gender Equality in Africa [viewed]

UNWOMEN19 November 2014: Ministers from African countries adopted a Declaration calling for achieving gender equality by 2030, at the Ninth Regional Conference on Women. The Declaration aligns with the gender equality goals contained in Africa's Agenda 2063.

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ECOSOC Discusses Food Security and Post-2015 [viewed]

ECOSOC17 November 2014: The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) discussed food security and the post-2015 development agenda at its final 2014 Coordination and Management Meeting. UN Member States had an interactive dialogue with Gerda Verburg, Chair of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), and discussed CFS' role in implementing the post-2015 development agenda.

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Asia-Pacific Beijing+20 Review Pledges Strengthened Partnerships, Accountability, Funding [viewed]

beijing20.unwomen20 November 2014: Governments adopted the Asian and Pacific Ministerial Declaration on Advancing Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment, pledging to strengthen institutions and partnerships, enhance accountability, support regional cooperation and increase resources to advance gender equality and women's empowerment across the Asia-Pacific region. The declaration was adopted at the Asian and Pacific Conference on Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment: Beijing+20 Review, which is one in a series of regional reviews of the Beijing Platform for Action adopted in 1995.

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