Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post. Below, read today’s selection:
A joint statement spearheaded by the Human Rights Post-2015 Civil Society Caucus, which is coordinated by Amnesty International, AWID and CESR has been released. The statement is endorsed by over 300 organisations from across the world. It states that at its essence, a post-2015 framework anchored in human rights moves from a model of charity to one of justice, based on the inherent dignity of people as human rights-holders, domestic governments as primary duty-bearers, and all development actors sharing common but differentiated responsibilities. It lists out ten key requirements of a framework to anchor the post-2015 agenda in human rights for current and future generations. Click on the link above to view the full statement.
The UN Millennium Campaign and the UNDP Regional Service Centre in Africa have published Structural Transformation and the Challenge of Financing Africa’s post-2015 Development Agenda. The paper syntheses a 2-day forum of leading African thinkers, parliamentarians, civil society organizations hosted by the Pan-African Parliament in Johannesburg, South Africa in order to develop a shared narrative of what the post-2015 agenda should be about and how such an agenda should be financed, from an African perspective. Click on the link above to read the full report.
Produced by the FIA Foundation, this report advocates for safe and sustainable transport to be recognised as a priority in the sustainable development goals. The report touches on issues ranging from road safety and transport and fuel economy to air quality, and discusses the contribution of their improvement to reducing health burdens, ensuring sustainable energy use, and improving quality of life and economic opportunities. Click on the link above to read the report.
The Ministers of Gender and Women’s Affairs from African Union Member States met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 6th and 7th February 2014 to deliberate on progress made in the achievement of the MDGs and reach consensus to strengthen gender equality and women’s empowerment in the Africa Common Position on the Post 2015 Development Agenda. A review of the MDGs indicates that while progress has been made, Africa may not achieve all the eight MDGs by 2015, in particular the Goal 3 on Gender Equality and Women Empowerment. The declaration makes recommendations to bridge the gap and recommend priority areas to be mainstreamed across the pillars of the African Common Position. Click on the link above to read the entire declaration.
As the new global development agenda set to launch in 2015 presents an opportunity to shift to development models that are sustainable, inclusive and equitable, essential to complete the task of eradicating poverty. The Pre-Governing Council thematic side event on 18 February was devoted to “achieving a sustainable future for all: IFAD and the post-2015 agenda”. This event marked the release of four new policy briefs on these subjects:
– Leveraging the rural-urban nexus for development
– An empowerment agenda for rural livelihoods
– Investing in smallholder family agriculture for global food security & nutrition
– Promoting the resilience of poor rural households
Click on the link above to read a short synopsis of the briefs or to download the full briefs.
The Future UN Development System is seeking views through a survey available in five languages on the present functioning of the UN development organisations and associated organisations and agencies in different areas of development, and the areas that should be given high priority in the future. Click on the link above to participate in the survey.
IDEA along with European Partners (IMVF, ESF, FTH, CIPSI, SLOGA and FCRE) is undertaking a survey as part of a European youth project called ‘Challenging the Crisis’. An important part of this project is gathering the opinions of young people here and across Europe on global development and social justice issues. The questionnaire is available for submissions until 5th March 2014. Click on the link above to fill in the questionnaire of four short sections.