Gender

UNGA Second Committee Discusses Sustainable Development [viewed]

UNGA Image5 November 2013: The Second Committee (Economic and Financial) of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) debated issues under its agenda item on sustainable development, including climate change, disaster risk reduction (DRR), biological diversity, desertification, small island developing States (SIDS), and the role of a post-2015 development agenda.

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Event: Rural Energy Access: A Nexus Approach to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication [viewed]

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN-DESA), in collaboration with Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL), UN-Energy and the UN Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), is organizing this event to strengthen capacities on policy, technical and entrepreneurial approaches to rural energy access for eradicating poverty. Specific objectives of the conference include, among others: promoting dialogue among practitioners, experts, donors and policy-makers; assessing potential integrated policy options to address rural energy poverty; identify synergies between energy and other development factors including health, education, economic growth, gender, water and food security; discussing ways to apply models and practices to scale-up clean cookstoves and renewable energy home systems; and supporting the Rio+20 follow-up process and the post-2015 development agenda.  

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Poverty Eradication Day Focuses on Discrimination [viewed]

United Nations17 October 2013: The UN marked the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on 17 October 2013, under the theme 'Working together towards a world without discrimination: Building on the experience and knowledge of people in extreme poverty.'

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Seoul Conference Calls for People-Centered, Planet-Sensitive Goals [viewed]

UNDP7 October 2013: The Seoul Post-2015 Conference: Implications and Implementation, organized by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Korea, ended with a call for a unified post-2015 agenda focused on 'people-centered, planet-sensitive' goals.

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World Habitat Day Focuses on Urban Mobility, Resilient Cities [viewed]

UN-HABITAT7 October 2013: World Habitat Day 2013, celebrated under the theme 'urban mobility,' recognized the essential role of mobility and access to goods and services in the efficient functioning of expanding cities and towns.

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UN-Water's Annual Report Highlights Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities [viewed]

un-water1 October 2013: UN-Water has published its 'Annual Report 2012' and 'Work Programme 2012-2013,' which highlight UN-Water's activities, outline its strategic objectives, and provide an overview of its governance and budget.

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UN Women Events Highlight Role of Women in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

UN Women Logo19 September 2013: The UN Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) and partner organizations highlighted the importance of including women's rights and gender equality in the post-2015 development agenda druing events held on the margins of the 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA), in New York, US.

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UNDP Launches Portal on Anti-Corruption for Development [viewed]

UNDPOctober 2013: The UN Development Programme's (UNDP) Democratic Governance Group has launched the Global Portal on Anti-Corruption for Development, a web platform on anti-corruption for sustainable development. The platform provides knowledge on efforts to address corruption alongside development challenges such as climate change, gender equality and empowerment, human rights, illicit financial flows and natural resource management (NRM).

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UNGA High-Level Debate Concludes with Focus on Lessons from the MDGs, Climate Change [viewed]

United Nations1 October 2013: The 68th UN General Assembly (UNGA) High-level Debate concluded its discussions on “Post-2015 Development Agenda: Setting the Stage.” Speakers discussed lessons learned from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), emphasized connections between development and peace and security, and supported action on climate change.

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Event: 2014 World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty [viewed]

This 15th annual Conference on Land and Poverty will address the theme, 'Integrating Land Governance into the Post-2015 Agenda: Harnessing Synergies for Implementation and Monitoring Impact,' and echo other global conferences that have featured discussions about making land tenure and property rights a central theme of a global post-2015 development agenda. The Conference will consider the thematic areas of: securing and protecting land rights from a gender perspective; managing urban landscapes; attracting responsible land-based investment for local benefits and common resource management; maximizing benefits from spatial data; strengthening country level institutions; fostering transparency in land ownership, use and administration; and research on key aspects of land governance.  

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