Gender

IFPRI Supports Low Carbon Agriculture in a Green Economy [viewed]

unep-ifpri10 July 2013: An article from Shenggen Fan, Director General of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), and IFPRI Senior Research Analyst Tolulope Olofinbiyi, makes the case for low carbon agriculture as a response to rising incomes and demand, and growing resource constraints.

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Brundtland Welcomes HLP Report, Urges Greater Focus on Inequality [viewed]

The_Elders26 June 2013: In an article titled 'After the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): creating a holistic global development model,' Gro Harlem Brundtland welcomes the holistic approach in the report of the UN High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP), and supports its analysis and recommendations on poverty, sustainable development and women's empowerment.

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DESA Highlights Latest Voluntary Commitments [viewed]

RIO+20 (Portuguese)July 2013: An update from the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) highlights nearly 1,400 voluntary commitments, initiatives and partnerships for sustainable development that have been registered with the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD, or Rio+20) Secretariat.

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2013 MDG Report Highlights Progress and Areas for Accelerated Action [viewed]

mdg2013-report1 July 2013: The 2013 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report recognizes “substantial progress” in meeting many MDG targets while also urging nations to accelerate efforts to achieve unmet MDGs by the 2015 deadline. The report examines areas in which action is most needed, including on environmental sustainability, and highlights unequal progress, with disparities among regions and between rural and urban populations, population groups within countries, and men and women.

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ILC Welcomes “Centenary Initiatives” on Sustainability, Governance [viewed]

ILO21 June 2013: Delegates at the annual International Labour Conference (ILC) welcomed a proposal by International Labour Organization (ILO) Director-General Guy Ryder for seven initiatives to reinvigorate the organization's mandate and promote sustainable development in the run-up to its centenary in 2019.

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Stakeholder Forum Reviews Current Submissions to SDGs e-Inventory [viewed]

SDG e-Inventory25 June 2013: Stakeholder Forum has prepared a summary of the submissions to date to the SDGs e-Inventory, which is an online tool that provides stakeholders with a platform to propose options for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

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Event: UNECA Committee on Women and Development [viewed]

The Committee on Women and Development (CWD), one of the eight statutory subsidiary organs of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), will meet to discuss Africa's common position on the post-2015 development agenda and its impact on Member States' policies, programmes and efforts to mainstream gender into development policy. The theme of the eighth session is 'Africa in the Post-2015 era: Towards an Inclusive and Gender Equitable Development'. The Committee on Women and Development (CWD) meets every two years to deliberate on issues related to women and gender, and submits its reports and recommendations to the Economic Commission for Africa's (UNECA) Council of Ministers. The meeting will enable the CWD to discuss Africa's common position on the post-2015 development agenda and how this will impact Member States' policies and programs and efforts to integrate gender into development. The theme also will enable the meeting to rethink the strategies of accelerating implementation of Dakar and Beijing commitments in view of the upcoming Beijing+20 Conference on women in 2015 within the context of the post-2015 development agenda. In addition, the theme provides a framework for CWD to guide the African Centre for Gender (ACG) to undertake its mandate.  

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UN Poverty-Environment Initiative Deepens Efforts on Gender, Equality and Stakeholder Partnerships [viewed]

UNDP UNEP12 June 2013: The UN Poverty-Environment Initiative (PEI) launched its 2013-2017 programme, announcing that its new phase will consolidate current programme achievements, further integrate gender and equality concerns, and strengthen stakeholder partnerships for the long-term mainstreaming of poverty-environment issues.

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HLP Collects Stakeholder Responses to Report on Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

HLP OnJune 2013: The High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda (HLP) is collecting stakeholder responses to their report, 'A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development.' To date, the outreach section of the HLP's website includes responses, press releases and blog posts from 91 organizations and groups.

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SDSN Proposes 10 Sustainable Development Goals [viewed]

unsdsn6 June 2013: The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has issued its report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. 'The Action Agenda for Sustainable Development' argues that a sustainable development path must be based on four related normative concepts: the right to development for every country; human rights and social inclusion; convergence of living standards across countries; and shared responsibilities and opportunities.

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