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:

Preparatory materials for the 10th session of the OWG on SDGs The Co-Chairs of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals have released a number of documents in preparation for its 10th session taking place from 31 March – 4 April at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

Position Papers on the Sustainable Development Goals from the UN Major Groups – Each of the nine United Nations Major Groups has produced a position paper on issues related to the Sustainable Development Goals. These present the Major Groups’ visions and priorities – including themes, goals and indicators – for the SDGs and the broader post-2015 development agenda. The groups are focused on – Business and Industry; Children and Youth; Farmers; Indigenous Peoples; Local Authorities; NGOs; Scientific & Technological Community; Women; and Workers and Trade Unions.

Governance as a global development goal? Setting, measuring and monitoring the Post-2015 Development Agenda Working paper by David Hulme, Antonio Savoia and Kunal Sen at Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre of the University of Manchester’s Institute for Development Policy and Management. The paper provides a framework to set, measure and monitor governance goals in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Common African Position (CAP) on the Post-2015 Development Agenda – Full text of the Common Africa Position paper by the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, released earlier this year.

2014 African Transformation Report – New report by the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET) based on research programmes of country, sector, and thematic studies to look systematically at transformation as a broad framework for economic growth and development.

The BRICS and the International Development System: Challenge and Convergence? – This Evidence Report focuses on a distinct phenomenon – the BRICS Summits, as an ongoing new global governance process, spanning both economic and security issues, launched as a geopolitical initiative by Russia in 2006 at the level of foreign ministers. A first Leaders’ meeting was hosted by Russia in Yekaterinburg in June 2009, bringing in Heads of State from Brazil, India and China. South Africa joined in 2010, to make up the present BRICS Summit group. This report looks at this BRICS Summit process as part of the broadening of the global governance system created following the Second World War, in which United States leadership and hegemony has been a vital element, to a polycentric global governance system that is now evolving fast but with a future still undetermined.

The Future HLPF Review: Criteria and ideas for its institutional design Working paper by Marianne Beisheim, German Institute for International and Security Affairs of the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP) reviewing the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

Sexual and reproductive health and rights: a crucial agenda for the post-2015 framework – A report by the International Planned Parenthood Foundation on the present status of sexual and reproductive rights and their role in development.

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