Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
The 6th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is now underway at UNHQ in New York. OWG 6 focuses on: means of implementation; global partnership for achieving sustainable development; needs of countries in special situations; African countries; least developed countries, landlocked developing countries and small island developing states, as well as specific challenges facing middle-income countries; human rights; the right to development and global governance. Access the IISD page (linked above) on OWG 6 to learn more about Wednesday’s events. Click here to access the full set of OWG issue briefs released ahead of the thematic meetings.
This recent ODI report argues that a change is needed in approaches to international aid financing: risk needs to be prioritised. This means, in development terms, “taking measures to avoid potential gains being lost or undermined”. For humanitarians, a new approach would have to prepare to deal with the geography of risk post-2015. It underlines to extent to which the preparation of current and future risks is a responsibility, and a prerequisite, for successful humanitarian and development interventions: “it is not optional”.
In this ODI podcast, Leah Worrall, project officer for ODI’s international economic development group, presents her interviews with experts from Asia, Africa and Europe at the recent World Trade Organisation conference in Bali , asking ‘What is the role of trade in the post-2015 framework for development?’
The High Level Task Force for the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) has released a brief highlighting policy recommendations linked to themes of OWG 6: 1) Needs of countries in special situations; African, Least Developed, Landlocked, Small Island Developing States; and 2) Human Rights. Countries in special situations continue to face challenges, including persistent poverty and inequality amongst others, mixed with weakening governance, social unrest and disaffection with current development models. This brief underlines its vision for the three key pillars of sustainable development after 2015: advancing the human rights of women and girls and gender equality; the rights and empowerment of adolescents and youth; and sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. It sees these as essential, cross-cutting issues for a people-centred, planet-sensitive post-2015 agenda. Mutually reinforcing and prerequisites for progress, these are relevant for countries at all stages of development, as well as being cost-saving investments with long-term pay-offs.
How can a renewed vision for education after 2015 and an overall global development framework complement each other? Do we need a global education framework to replace Education for All? UNESCO and the EFA invite you to vote on the matter, offering three options: 1) A global education goal within whatever broader global development framework succeeds the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), but with no supporting post-EFA “EQuEL” framework. 2) A global education goal within a broader post-MDG global development framework, supported by a detailed post-EFA “EQuEL” education framework. 3) A new post-EFA ‘EQuEL’ education framework, but no global education goal with a broader post-MDG development framework.
Landesa has released an infographic on why equal land rights for women and men should be part of the post-2015 development agenda. Click on the link above the view it.