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World Urban Forum Highlights Opportunities for Sustainable Cities

 Written by Manish Bapna and Dario Hidalgo on the World Resources Institute blog.  “In recent months, popular protests have broken out in cities around the globe. The causes were different: soaring pollution in Beijing; violent, gender-based crime in New Delhi; and access to public services in São Paulo. But, for each, inequality was a significant underlying factor. Many cities … Continue reading

Coming back to the neglected: Growth is indeed a fix to the achievement of MDGs, but…

Written by Bitrina Diyamett, Director of STIPRO – Tanzania. She has recently launched a new paper –Is the Current Booming Growth in Africa worth Celebrating? Some Evidence from Tanzania – part of the Southern Voice Initiative.  As debates on achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and on new goals after 2015 gather momentum, the neglected … Continue reading

Leaving no one behind: facing the challenge of social exclusion in India

Written by Nidhi S. Sabharwal, Director of the Indian Institute of Dalit Studies. She has recently launched a paper –Understanding the Role of Social Exclusion in Affecting Progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – as part of the Southern Voice Initiative. Analyses of the MDGs are generally over-optimistic based on aggregate results. For instance, … Continue reading

Make Eliminating Extreme Inequality a Sustainable Development Goal

Written by Joseph Stiglitz and Michael Doyle originally in the Ethics and International Affairs journal of the Carnegie Council and republished on the Policy Innovations page. “At the United Nations Millennium Summit in September 2000, UN member states took a dramatic step by putting people rather than states at the center of the UN’s agenda. … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Ending world poverty is an unrealistic goal

Written by Jonathan Tanner in the Guardian.  “Despite the on-trend rhetoric and optimism, the chances of (all but) ending absolute poverty in our generation are slim. The chances of ending poverty altogether are zero. The closer we get to ending extreme poverty, the harder it is going to be to do it. We’re going to have to … Continue reading

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: EFA Global Monitoring Report 2013/14 - Teaching and Learning: Achieving Quality for All, by UNESCO and UN Girls’ Education Initiative 2013 Global Food Policy Report, by International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) Measuring Women’s Empowerment and Social Transformation in the Post-2015 Agenda, … Continue reading

One in 3: far more than a statistic

Written by Helen Parry, Senior Advisor on Sexual and Reproductive Health with the International HIV/AIDS Alliance on the DFID blog. “At the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s recent 20th anniversary convention, Jackline Kemigisha, the founder of the Girls Awake Foundation in Uganda, shared her own compelling personal story of the impact of gender-based violence. She was conceived through rape, and … Continue reading

Want to End Poverty? Tackle Inequality First

Written by Erik Solheim, Chair of the OECD Development Assistance Committee on the World Economic Forum blog. “There is broad support for the idea to set a global goal to end extreme poverty by 2030, as recent international conferences such as the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos and the ongoing consultations on the post-2015 agenda … Continue reading

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: Health in the Framework of Sustainable Development: TECHNICAL REPORT FOR THE POST-2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA Prepared by the Thematic Group on Health for All of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network – A Global Initiative for the United Nations, this … Continue reading

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