Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), issued a statement to the Open Working Group session on Sustained and inclusive economic growth, macroeconomic policy questions, infrastructure development and industrialization (you can find the issue briefs associated to the session here). He spoke of firstly the critical role of economic factors, especially productive capacities, technology progress and structural transformation in setting the foundations of Sustainable Development. He also noted the need to match the scope and ambition of the future goals and targets with an equally ambitious mobilisation of resources and policy reforms, especially at the international level, while reflecting on the past lessons of previous development projects.
In this report by Unilever Domestos, WaterAId and WSSCC looking at the state of water and sanitation from a gendered angle, it is suggested that bringing the MDG target on water and sanitation back on track should be made an immediate political priority. Furthermore, both developed and developing states are urged to increase financial resources to the sector while ensuring that the most marginalised and vulnerable are targeted.
On the subject of post-2015, it suggests that the framework should have a clear focus on eradicating extreme poverty while ensuring a dedicated goal on water and sanitation, with targets on universal access, hygiene and sanitation. It further urges the integration of water issues into education policy, whether by ensuring adequate access or by promoting hygiene as part of the curriculum.
The FAO have released a Post-2015 e-bulletin. Topics featured in this edition include an overview of the resumption of the activities of the Open Working Group on SDGs; a summary of the Committee on World Food Security’s engagement with the post-2015 process; and an overview of upcoming events and further resources.
UN System Statistical Notes look at OWG 5 Topics
Three draft statistical notes on issues currently being considered by the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – energy; sustained and inclusive economic growth and infrastructure development and industrialisation; and macro policy Questions – have been released. Each note looks at main policy issues, potential goals and targets, conceptual and methodological tools, existing and new indicators, data requirements, and challenges and limitations.
The Energy note, amongst other things, suggests that the Sustainable Energy for All Initiative’s Global Tracking Framework, as a measurement tool, could be “vastly improved”. It also urged investments in energy data systems at global and local levels.
On Sustained and Inclusive Economic Growth and infrastructure development and industrialisation, the note finds that the System of National Accounts (SNA) and the System of Environmental-Economic Accounting are well placed to inform post-2015 goals and represent a good starting point for monitoring inclusive and sustainable growth.
The note on Macro Policy questions suggests a shift to more integrated statistics based on internationally agreed macroeconomic and maceonomic-environmental accounting frameworks measuring both economic activity and environmental impacts.
Access the notes by clicking on the links above.