Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
South Africa’s role on the continent, and internationally, mean it will be an influential actor when it comes to shaping the post-2015 development agenda – not least in relation to how peace and stability can be included in the new framework. To inform this debate, Saferworld, in collaboration with four South African organisations, has compiled a set of short papers in this briefing. They explore how post-2015 issues will affect, and be affected by South Africa, and look at the wider peace and security context across the continent. They do not provide in-depth or exhaustive analyses, but are intended to highlight key issues and to stimulate debate about their implications for the post-2015 process.
The Water, Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) has released a fact-sheet on Water and Sanitation in post-2015. It suggests goals and targets, following extensive consultations over the past three years. Arguing that without adequate sanitation, water and hygiene health and livelihoods will suffer, it suggests, by 2030:
• to eliminate open defecation;
• to achieve universal access to basic drinking water, sanitation and hygiene for households, schools and health facilities;
• to halve the proportion of the population without access at home to safely managed drinking water and sanitation services; and
• to progressively eliminate inequalities in access.
You can also view these suggested targets in the Future Goals Tracker, a database of all the goals, targets and indicators being suggested for the post-2015 framework.
TRIO have updated their post-2015 timeline. It includes the large number of events on key post-2015 themes taking part in the first half of 2014, including future OWG meetings and UN General Assembly (UNGA) debates on peace and security. Eventually, the focus will shift towards negotiations. Come September 2014, the OWG on SDGs and the Committee on Sustainable Development will report to the UNGA, which will convene a ‘high-level stocktaking event’, with the UN Secretary General expected to release a synthesis report in the final quarter of the year, setting the parameters for negotiations in 2015. Click on the link above to access the timeline.
CEEWeb for biodiversity, in this submission to the upcoming Third session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing, provides 8 recommendations and framing questions for the Committee to consider. It has devised these as a guide to prevent any future financing framework from negatively affecting environmental and social structures. It also suggests innovative sources for development finance. Click on the link above to find out more.
The Partnership on Sustainable, Low Carbon Transport (SLoCaT) have submitted their comments to the Third Session of the Committee of Experts on Sustainable Development Financing. They argue that achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions will require greater policy coherence and synergies than have been achieved until now. To this end, they ask a series of questions to frame the debate on sustainable development finance. Click on the link above to find out more.