Post-2015 resources round-up

Post2015.org is collating key recent post-2015 resources and news in a round-up post.  Below, read today’s selection:

Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals: Eight clusters for the focus areas – The co-chairs of the OWG have released a lightly-revised set of 19 focus areas in advance of the 10th session of the OWG meeting.

Understanding and enhancing the role of business in international development – Policy Briefing by IDS on how more needs to be done to ensure that business activities and FDI flows are strategic and that donor, business, government and NGO efforts are informed by a more detailed understanding of where and how business can make the most effective contributions.

FAO’s 14 themes in sustainable development – the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has launched a collection of webpages in English, French and Spanish dedicated to the post-2015 development agenda and MDGs. Along with news and event features, the webpages provide an overview of FAO’s role and activities in the post-2015 process and a section featuring FAO’s 14 themes in support of the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

How to shape development co-operation? The global partnership and the development co-operation forumbriefing paper by Heiner Janus, Stephan Klingebiel & Timo Mahn from the German Development Institute on platforms for global cooperation for development.

Hearts and minds: Women of India speakUN Women report acknowledging the “lived experiences” of women and girls in India at the grassroots level and ensures the voices of the socially, economically and geographically marginalized are meaningfully reflected in the emerging post-2015 development discourse. The report addresses issues that resonate with women all over the globe, such as women’s empowerment, poverty, employment, health & education.

African women and girls at the grassroots: Their say on their world post 2015 – The Agency for Cooperation and Research in Development (ACORD) has released a landmark publication that details the voices of African women and girls in the post Millennium Development Goals discussion. The report has attempted to give voice to grassroots women in the complex political and consensus building process that will result in the post 2015 development framework with the aim to ensure women’s contribution form the basis of the recommendations and resolutions that will be adopted on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

What actions can the G-20 take at the 2014 Brisbane Summit to tackle poverty and inequality through the Post-2015 global development agenda? : C20 Discussions (17 March – 7 April)The C20, a platform for dialogue between the political leaders of G20 countries and civil society, is hosting a discussions online at C20 Discussions to help shape civil society’s recommendations to the G-20 for a more inclusive and sustainable global economy. The outcomes of these discussions will inform the discussions at the C20 Summit in Australia in June 2014, which will finalise civil society’s recommendations to the G-20. The third round of discussions is open for comments on the following themes:
–  Inclusive Growth and Employment: now discussing Development and Post-2015
–  Infrastructure: now discussing Infrastructure Financing
–  Climate and Sustainability: now discussing Resource Security
–  Governance: now discussing Anti-Corruption

Zero Draft of the outcome of the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States –  The Co-Chairs of the Preparatory Committee for the Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS) have released the zero draft for the Conference outcome, for member states to submit comments. The SIDS conference is to take place in Apia, Samoa, from 1-4 September 2014. The draft outcome includes sections on:
–  Progress, Challenges and Opportunities and Pragmatic Actions to Address Them;
–  Partnerships;
–  Enabling Factors;
–  Priorities for the post-2015 development agenda; and
–  Monitoring and Accountability

Governance for sustainable development – This UNDP discussion paper lays out the case for why different aspects of governance matter for a universal sustainable development agenda, discusses different options for how governance aspects can be captured in the next development framework and finally reflects on the challenge of measuring progress.

Integrating the three dimensions of sustainable developmentA note by UNEP on important consideration to achieve a balanced, ambitious and inclusive framework for post-2015 such that environmental, social, and economic opportunities combined can have mutually reinforcing outcomes for sustainable development.

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