Gender

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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WHO Report: Triple Pace of Progress to Achieve SDGs' Maternal Mortality Target [viewed]

maternity_mortality12 November 2015: Maternal mortality has fallen by 44% globally since 1990, according to a report released by UN agencies and the World Bank. Despite global improvements, however, only nine countries achieved the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 5 target of reducing the maternal mortality ratio (MMR) by at least 75% in this period. The report stresses that the world needs to more than triple its pace of progress to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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IAEG-SDGs Receives 4,588 Comments on "Green" Indicators [viewed]

iaeg-sdg11 November 2015: Participants in a three-day consultation submitted 4,588 comments to the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators (IAEG-SDGs) on the global indicators on which the Group had reached general agreement ("green" indicators). The UN Statistics Division released a compilation of the inputs, which were submitted by UN and government agencies, NGOs, the private sector and other stakeholders.

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Pacific Youth Focus of High-Level Dialogue [viewed]

pacific_community6 November 2015: A High-Level Dialogue on Youth has convened, under the theme ‘Nurturing a Resilient Generation and Future Pacific Leaders.' Participants discussed strategies for increasing investment in issues affecting Pacific youth, such as non-communicable diseases (NCDs), climate change, sexual reproductive health and rights, and the employment and empowerment of girls and young women. Despite the fact that more than half of the Pacific region's 10 million people are under the age of 25, targeted investment is lacking to respond to youth issues and meet the needs of young people in the region.

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UNESCO Youth Forum Issues Recommendations on 2030 Agenda, Climate Change [viewed]

UNESCO6 November 2015: Participants at the Ninth UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Youth Forum, held on the theme ‘Young Global Citizens for a Sustainable Planet,' agreed on a series of recommendations on climate change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Forum aimed to ensure that voices of future generations remain front and center in the 2030 Agenda.

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