Gender

Experts Consider Inclusiveness in 2030 Agenda [viewed]

unctad_rk_icc14 December 2015: The UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Korea, and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) convened a discussion of the multiple dimensions of inclusiveness in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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UN Agencies Address LGBTI Inclusion, UNDP Launches Index [viewed]

UNDP10 December 2015: On Human Rights Day, the UN highlighted the importance of including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people, noting the importance for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as the economic and social benefits. The UN Development Programme (UNDP) announced an index to assist governments, development partners and civil society in measuring the inclusion of LGBTI people.

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IAEG-SDGs Calls for Input on "Grey" Indicators [viewed]

iaeg-sdg9 December 2015: The Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) is holding a consultation on the approximately 70 proposed indicators coded as "grey," where the Group does not yet have consensus. The online consultation, open from 9-15 December 2015, seeks input from non-IAEG Member States, representatives of regional commissions and international and regional agencies, and stakeholders from academia, civil society and the private sector.

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Earth to Paris Coalition: Time for Bold Action for Climate [viewed]

earth_to_paris9 December 2015: “Everyone has a role to play” in addressing climate change, agreed UN leaders, advocates, business and other leaders at 'Earth To Paris—Le Hub,' which convened on the sidelines of the Paris Climate Change Conference. Participants at the event discussed cross-sector solutions to climate change, stressing that now is the time for bold action.

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Report Released on Energy and Gender Issues in ECOWAS Member States [viewed]

situation_analysis_energy_gender2 December 2015: The Clean Energy Ministerial's (CEM) Clean Energy Solutions Center released a report on energy and gender issues in the 15 Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). The report, which lays the groundwork for the development of the ECOWAS Policy for Gender Mainstreaming in Energy Access, including advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), was formally released on 2 December 2015, at an ECOWAS side event during the Paris Climate Change Conference.

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Policy Update #10: Moving from Gray to Green: Identifying the SDG Indicators [viewed]

The indicators through which the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are to be assessed will provide the final piece of the SDG package. The 17 SDGs and 169 associated targets were adopted in September 2015, but the indicators are currently being developed by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on the SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs). This Policy Update addresses the role and importance of the indicators and how are they being identified.

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IFPRI Launches Compact2025 to End Hunger and Undernutrition by 2025 [viewed]

compact202519 November 2015: The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) launched Compact2025, an initiative to end hunger and undernutrition by 2025. Compact2025 will initially focus on scaling up actions to end hunger and malnutrition in four focal countries: Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Malawi and Rwanda. The initiative is guided by a high-level council with representatives from the World Food Programme (WFP), the EC, and government officials from the focal countries.

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Event: Gender Day at COP 21 [viewed]

Organized by the UNFCCC Secretariat, Gender Day will address issues relating to gender equality and climate change.  

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Global Study Reviews Implementation of Women, Peace, Security Resolution [viewed]

UN Women LogoOctober 2015: The UN has published a global study on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 (2000) on women, peace, and security, highlighting good practices, implementation gaps and challenges, and emerging trends and priorities for action. The study, titled ‘Preventing Conflict, Transforming Justice, Securing Peace – A Global Study on the Implementation of the UN Security Council 1325,' was commissioned by the UN Secretary-General as precursor to the High-level Review that marked the 15th anniversary of the adoption of Resolution 1325, which took place in October 2015.

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World Toilet Day Event Focuses on Sanitation and Nutrition [viewed]

un-water19 November 2015: A panel discussion organized by UN-Water and the Permanent Mission of Singapore, on the occasion of World Toilet Day, focused on ‘Toilets and Health: Better Sanitation for Better Nutrition.' Participants highlighted that the lack of access to clean drinking water and sanitation, along with the absence of good hygiene practices, are among the underlying causes of poor nutrition.

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