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How can business help the MDGs?

New blog by Noshua Watson, Research Fellow at IDS. Originally published on the IDS website. The UN High Level Panel met a few weeks ago to discuss the Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals framework. The new MDGs have been at the forefront of discussion in the UK, as Prime Minister David Cameron is co-chairing the panel … Continue reading

Why one framework with a single set of universal goals will be crucial for sustainable development Post 2015

In this new blog, Simon Hoiberg Olsen of the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies considers the integration of environment and development agendas post-2015. “The  process to elaborate sustainable development goals (SDGs) may be one of the  most notable results of the Rio+20 conference. It provides an opportunity to  incorporate lessons from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), devising a … Continue reading

Secretary-General’s Initial Input to the Open Working Group on SDGs

The UN has now published the summary of responses to the questionnaire that went round to all UN Member States, which asked for their views on what any future SDGs should look like. This will be a first input to the work of the Open Working Group, announced today. Download the document here.

Jeffrey Sachs talks post-2015

Written by Gina Bergh, a researcher at the Overseas Development Institute. Jeffrey Sachs of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network fame was in London this week to give his perspective on what future development goals should come after the MDGs. Interesting that this confirmed what was already clear at civil society consultations when the UN High … Continue reading

Looking beyond MDGs: put inequality on the agenda

New blog by IIiana Olivie for the Guardian. “As the millennium development goals (MDGs) agenda comes to its end, it is important for governments to think not just about poverty but also inequality. The post-2015 landscape will have a more or less shared agenda for global development. It will replace the MDGs agenda and might … Continue reading

Post-2015 leadership: what does it look like?

Originally posted on Serpents and Doves: A development policy blog:
There’s an African proverb often repeated in conversations on multilateralism: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ Like most clichés, it’s over-used because it’s at once true and not yet reflected in international politics. Neil Palmer,…

Busy Christmas for the Post-2015 High Level Panel

Originally posted on Serpents and Doves: A development policy blog:
Getting ready for the next round The Eminent Persons on the High Level Panel (HLP) on post-2015 development, supported by their advisers and the UN HLP secretariat, are currently preparing for their next meeting in Monrovia, Liberia. Preliminary dates are 6-8 February 2013 but it…

Overview of ongoing Thematic Online Consultations, held in the Framework of the UN’s Post-2015 Development Agenda

This article on the UN NGLS website gives an overview of progress to date on all ongoing thematic consultations on the post-2015 development agenda. Read: ‘Overview of ongoing Thematic Online Consultations, held in the Framework of the UN’s Post-2015 Development Framework’

People-centred progress: some challenges for post-2015 development

In this post on the UNICEF website, Richard Morgan, UNICEF’s Senior Advisor on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, shares his thoughts on the priorities for the post-2015 framework and the process for getting there. Read: ‘People-centred progress: some challenges for post-2015 development’


January 1st, 2016

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