Gender

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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FAO's State of Food and Agriculture Addresses Better Nutrition [viewed]

FAO4 June 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) launched the State of Food and Agriculture (SOFA) on 4 June 2013, underscoring the high social and economic cost of malnutrition to the global community and recommendations to address the challenge.

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12th PFII Calls for Focus on Indigenous Peoples' Health, Education, Land Rights, and Culture [viewed]

Unpfii31 May 2013: The UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (PFII) ended its 12th session with calls for: better health care and education; recognizing collective land and resource rights, especially in multilateral banks' safeguard policies; enshrining “culture” as the fourth pillar of sustainable development; and strengthening indigenous peoples' rights in Africa.

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AfDB Stresses Structural Transformation, Adopts Ten-Year Strategy [viewed]

AfDB31 May 2013: The 48th Annual Meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) concluded with the adoption of the Bank's Ten Year Strategy 2013-2022 and 2012 Annual Report, as well as a resolution to return the Bank's headquarters to Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire. Other key deliberations at the meeting focused on financing infrastructure, sustaining economic growth, and replenishing the African Development Fund (ADF).

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UN Women Outlines Post-2015, SDGs Proposal [viewed]

UN Women LogoMay 2013: UN Women has prepared a paper and summary note on incorporating gender equality, women's rights and women's empowerment into the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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AfDB Launches Additional Data Platforms to Support Africa Information Highway [viewed]

AfDB22 May 2013: The African Development Bank (AfDB) launched ten additional data platforms in African countries as part of its “Africa Information Highway” initiative, which aims to improve data management and dissemination, including on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Forty countries throughout Africa are now connected to the Open Data Network and the AfDB plans to complete data platforms for the remaining 13 African countries by July 2013.

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Human Rights Council Experts Call for Equality, Social Security and Accountability in Post-2015 Agenda [viewed]

Human Rights Council21 May 2013: A group of 17 independent experts appointed by the Human Rights Council have recommended equality, social protection and accountability as key priorities for the post-2015 development agenda.

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SEED Initiative Calls for Low-Carbon and Gender Equality Start-Up Enterprises [viewed]

Seed8 May 2013: The SEED Initiative has launched its 2013 SEED Awards, calling for entries from start-up entrepreneurs that aim to generate environmental, social and economic benefits at the local level, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, in developing countries, least developed countries (LDCs), or emerging economies.

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FAO Meeting Explores Role of Forests in Food Security and Nutrition [viewed]

FAO11 May 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) has released a series of background papers for the conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition, which is convening from 13-15 May 2013 in Rome, Italy.

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