Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
Prepared by the Thematic Group on Health for All of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – A Global Initiative for the United Nations, this report proposes that all countries achieve universal health coverage at every stage of life, with particular emphasis on primary health services, including mental and reproductive health, to ensure that all people receive quality health services without suffering financial hardship. Countries implement policies to create enabling social and environmental conditions that promote the health of populations and help individuals make healthy and sustainable decisions related to their daily living. Click on the link above to read the entire report.
This Stanford Social Innovation Review report recognises that progress on the post-20105 agenda needs a clear roadmap to translate the daunting vision into a pragmatic and effective global partnership. What’s needed is effective cross-sector collaboration that mobilises the international community to while also driving measurable progress on the ground. The report draws on collaboration with and research on the work of local collective impact associations and seeks to answer common questions asked in the global development community – how does collective impact apply to cross- sector collaboration at the global level? What is different for global partnerships? What are best practices for leading and managing global partnerships? Click on the link above to view the report.
Part of the International Conference on Population and Development – An African Common Position this report calls for economic models and development approaches that are firmly rooted in principles of human rights and environmental sustainability, that address inequalities between people and states, and that rebalance power relations for justice. It calls for a transformational shift which requires the redistribution of unequal and unfair burdens on women and girls in sustaining societal well-being and economies, intensified in times of violence and conflicts as well as during economic and ecological crises. The proposal specifically calls for a stand-alone goal to achieve gender equality and the full realisation of women’s human rights and goals on education, health, and economic and ecological justice that address the concerns of girls and women. Click on the link above to read the full declaration and list of signatories.
The Results Framework on Sustainable Transport prepared on behalf of the Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport describes the possible contribution of sustainable transport to the realisation of the post-2015 Development Agenda being discussed by a special Open Working Group of the United Nations General Assembly. The draft of the Results Framework considers the outcome of the 7th Open Working Group session on Sustainable Development Goals, which took place in New York January 6-10, 2014. The report will be updated from time to time up to September 2015 when the UN General Assembly is expected to make a final decision on the post-2015 development framework. The next update of the Results Framework is scheduled for mid-March after the co-chairs of the OWG have made public their stocktaking report and initial framework of SDGs and targets. Click on the link above to read the recently updated version of the report.
As part of the event on Thematic Debate on Water, Sanitation and Sustainable Energy in the Post-2015 Development Agenda unfolded at the Un General Assembly (UNGA) on the 18-19th of February 2014, the president of the UNGA, H.E. Mr. John W. Ashe, made a speech underlining the importance of access to water and energy for a post-2015 world. Click on the link above to read the speech, click here to find out more about the event.
A draft progress report of the Open Working Group’s (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) stocktaking phase has been released. The group’s first eight sessions, held between March 2013 and February 2014 were summarised. Summary points of the 18 themes discussed are included, as well as information on the daily meetings with Major Groups and stakeholders, and other side-events. The next phase of the OWG will be consensus buildings on goals and targets. The next meeting will be held on 3-5th of March 2015, where the co-chairs will present an “inclusive and representative list/compendium of priority areas of sustainable development and the universal commitments needed to make significant and measurable progress in those areas, based on the expressed opinions and interests during the whole stock-taking phase and guided by the criteria and principles of the Rio+20 Outcome Document”. Click on the link above to access the progress report, click here to find out more through the IISD.
Mokoro organised a seminar on education, aid and post-2015 which delved into topics such as inequality, but also the global education monitoring report, and new research on how to facilitate better education outcomes. The panel included Pauline Rose, Director of the annual Education for All Global Monitoring Report, Kevin Watkins, Head of the Overseas Development Institute, Alta Fölscher, Principal Consultant at Mokoro; and Christopher Colclough, Emeritus Professor of Education and Development at Cambridge University. Click on the link above to read the outcome document.
This report, released by the Humanitarian Centre in Cambridge, includes features on development in Africa, education, disability, gender, children, the data revolution, food security and climate change in the context of the post-2015 development agenda. Click on the link above to access the full report.
The results of an e-consultation on equality, gender and social equity run by the Addressing Inequalities Networked Alliance (AINA) have been released. Recommendations include, amongst others: expanding the concept of inequality to include a greater emphasis on gender inequality and other social dimensions. Led by UNICEF and UN Women, with support from the Ghanaian and Danish Governments, it took place between the 16th of December and 17th of January. It supported the UN Technical Support Team’s issue brief on ‘Promoting Equality’ which fed into the 8th Session of the OWG earlier this month. Seven key messages were highlighted: the need for a broader definition of inequality; collecting data including disaggregated data; a focus on local actors; including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender and Intersex concerns and needs; a greater focus on health; placing gender at the centre of the debate; and addressing macro-structural economic inequalities and their links to social inequality.
This project, launched by the Sheffield Institute for International Development, seeks to establish priorities for international development policy and research in the context of the final few months of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the emerging post-2015 process / SDGs. ID100 lets stakeholders submit questions that address key international development issues. Thse will be shortlisted to a final set of 100 questions, following a debate and vote with representations from leading international development organisations. The final list of questions will be published to help frame global research priorities for policy development and implementation.