Gender

Asia-Pacific Governments Recommend Stand-alone Gender Goal [viewed]

UN Women Logo18 February 2014: Consultations for the Asia-Pacific region, held in preparation for the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 58), have resulted in an outcome document that recommends a stand-alone goal on gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda and integrating gender equality across all goals.

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ICPD Global Review Report Addresses Costs of Inequality [viewed]

icpd12 February 2014: The UN has released the report of a 20-year review of global progress and challenges regarding population, reproductive health and development. The International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Global Review Report highlights the need to address inequality on the path to sustainable development.

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African Ministers Support Stand-alone Gender Goal [viewed]

UN-Women-AU-UNECA12 February 2014: Consultations for the Africa region, held in preparation for the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 58), have concluded with a Ministerial Declaration voicing “unequivocal support” for a stand-alone goal on achieving gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment in the post-2015 development agenda and mainstreaming gender equality across all goals. 

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Mexico Declaration Calls for Stand-alone Gender Goal [viewed]

UN Women11 February 2014: Consultations for the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) Region, held in preparation for the 58th UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW 58), have concluded with adoption of the Mexico Declaration. The Declaration includes recommendations for including gender in the post-2015 development agenda through a stand-alone goal on gender equality, women's rights, and women's empowerment.

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2014 SEED Awards Open for Applications [viewed]

Seed Awards 147011 February 2014: The SEED Initiative, which sponsors start-up social and environmental entrepreneurs from emerging economies and developing countries, has opened nominations for its 2014 Awards.

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AINA Report Highlights Seven Key Messages on Inequalities [viewed]

The World We WantFebruary 2014: The Addressing Inequalities Networked Alliance (AINA) has released the results of an e-consultation on promoting equality, including gender equality and social equity. Participants recommended, inter alia, expanding the working concept of inequality to include additional social dimensions and increasing emphasis on gender inequality.

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OWG Side Events Address Forests [viewed]

unece-unff-cpf3 February 2014: During the eighth and final stocktaking meeting of the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a number of side events were held to discuss forests and their relationship to sustainable development.

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OWG Completes Stocktaking Phase [viewed]

OWG Completes Stocktaking Phase7 February 2014: During the eighth and final stocktaking meeting of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), delegates focused on: oceans and seas, forests, and biodiversity; promoting equality, including social equity, gender equality and women's empowerment; and conflict prevention, post-conflict peacebuilding and the promotion of durable peace, rule of law and governance. 

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First Two Years of SE4ALL Decade to Focus on Women, Energy and Health [viewed]

Sustainable Energy for All5 February 2014: Speaking at the Asia regional launch of the UN Decade for Sustainable Energy for All (2014-2024), Kandeh K. Yumkella, UN Secretary-General's Special Representative for Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) and SE4ALL Initiative Chief Executive, announced at that the first two years of the SE4ALL Decade "will focus on the theme of women, energy and health.”

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Global Donor Platform Brief Addresses Land in a Post-2015 Development Framework [viewed]

globaldonorplataformDecember 2013: Documenting a range of land governance issues including the adoption of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, the Global Donor Platform for Rural Development has issued a brief that tracks entry points for land in a new global framework for development.

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