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:

Draft Conclusions of the First Meeting of the Inter-agency and Expert Group on the Sustainable Development Goal Indicators: The main conclusions of the meeting, held 1-2 June at UNHQ, are outlined here with a detailed report to follow. Two workstreams will be created: one on the conceptual framework and definitions of indicators; the second on identifying interlinkages. The next meeting will likely be held October 26-28.

G7 Leaders’ Declaration: The declaration, which follows the G7 Summit on 7-8 June, agrees on steps on health, women’s empowerment and climate protection, and covers the global economy, foreign policy and development. The Post-2015 section commits to “achieving an ambitious, people-centred, planet-sensitive and universally applicable Post-2015 Agenda for Sustainable Development that integrates the three dimensions of sustainable development – environmental, economic and social – in a balanced manner”.

Global Sustainable Development Report: 2015 Advance Unedited VersionThis report from the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs considers how prepared the scientific community is to inform the integrated and multi-dimensional problem solving and policy making that will be needed for implementing the post-2015 development agenda. The report covers integration across goals; links between oceans, marine ecosystems, and human well-being; disaster risk reduction; links between economic growth, inclusive societies, and sustainable consumption and production; countries in special situations, and key scientific issues for policymakers.

Technology, Development, and the Post-2015 SettlementThis Center for Global Development report, by Charles Kenny and Owen Barder, examines inventions and created technologies, given the FfD conference’s potential to facilitate better-sharing of these technologies to support development. The paper addresses questions of ‘what is invented’ and how these inventions diffuse, discussing the policy tools available to create development-friendly technology. It concludes with recommendations for the FfD Outcome Document addressing increased funding for R&D, tackling patent thickets and low-quality patents, and moving towards tiered pricing for pharmaceuticals.

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