Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
Issue #3 of the 2015 Post by UN-NGLS has just been released. The January edition consists of a new interactive format. It includes articles about the 7th session of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), interviews with civil society and UN stakeholders, a list of future post-2015 events, and new resources on policy briefs for the OWG 8 on Women’s Human Rights and Gender Equality, and on Sustainable Consumption and Production and Climate Change Mitigation (remember you can access UN-NGLS’ policy briefs here, and other issue briefs for the OWG here).
Action for Global Health (AfGH) has published an analysis of country-positions on health in the post-2015 framework, in order to delineate different member state priorities. It sees it as crucial to understand in particular the position of strong actors in the process. As a result, it considers the positions of the European countries in which the network is present, and that of the USA and Senegal, all in relation to the strength of health as a priority for them and their understanding of how it should feature in a goals framework. Having gathered this evidence, this analysis explores key areas of synergy and divergence to identify opportunities and threats for these European countries promoting the strong placement of health in the next framework. The countries explored are: the European Union (EU), France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom (UK), the USA and Senegal.
From January 29-31, Wilton Park is hosting a conference enabling frank and open dialogue between those in the political process of setting ‘sustainable development goals’ and those in least developed countries (LDCs) who will need to implement the goals. Follow live coverage here, courtesy of IIED.
IIED has set out its vision for the goals and its efforts to shape them, and IIED staff will provide live coverage of the conference, on Twitter via @IIED and via the page linked above.
UN-NGLS has published its interview with Paul Ladd, Head of UNDP’s team on post-2015. The conversation revolves around the forthcoming second round of global consultations orchestrated by the UN Development Group (UNDG). Ladd talks about the rationale for holding a second round of consultations, how its six themes were chosen, and how the consultations will fit in to the political and intergovernmental post-2015 process. Click on the link above to access the full interview.
This report, released by the UNDP, describes experiences and lessons learned from governance of HIV responses in Asia and the Pacific and uses them to inform debates on the post-2015 development agenda. It features case studies applying lessons-learned to non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and child and maternal health. These are highlighted in particular as they represent a regional health and development priority for the region in the context of post-2015. Click on the link above to learn more, and access the report.
In a new blog series, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) is looking at post-2015 maternal mortality goal setting. Over the next few weeks, new suggestions and reactions to them will be posted. In this linked post, Marge Koblinsky, senior maternal health advisor at USAID, makes her own maternal-health goal suggestion:
- An average global maternal mortality ratio of 50 by 2035.
- From 2010 to 2035, each country aims to reduce its maternal mortality ratio by 75-80% to achieve the global target. More specifically:
- Countries with an MMR above 400 aim to reach a minimum MMR of 100 / 100,000 live births.
- Countries with an MMR of 50 or lower aim to ensure equity among all subpopulations.
- Five-year milestones toward the 2035 target, based on 75% reduction since 2010, will help to know if a country is on target
The 2013/14 EFA report, Education For All Global Monitoring Report – Teaching and learning: achieving quality for all, has been released. It provides an overview of the global situation on education, and argues for a post-2015 education goal which leaves no one behind and the need for an education-financing goal.
This working paper, from the Overseas Development Institute, notes that more and more people will be living in urban areas over the next decades, with implications for urban and rural poverty – but it is not yet clear how such a local, context-sensitive and cross-cutting issues can be addressed in the future Sustainable Development Goals. It therefore proposes five steps to incorporate an urban dimensions into the post-2015 development framework. You can also read the associated blog post by Paula Lucci here.
CAFOD have released an updated version of their multicolour post-2015 process graphic covering 2014 and 2015 and have included an outline of the process going forward. The graphic includes a timeline for the UN General Assembly, the Open Working Group on SDGs and meetings on Sustainable Finance since those processes are where post-2015 development is being discussed. Click on the link above to find out more.