Don’t miss yesterday’s high level post-2015 discussion at the World Economic Forum. Ban Ki-moon, Queen Rania of Jordan and other leaders on post-2015. “This diverse panel, representing the highest level of government from both developed and developing countries, business and civil society, drew a full house and threw up some Interesting areas of consensus and contention.” Watch the … Continue reading
The UK International Development Committee has just published its report on Post-2015 Development Goals, based on a recent UK Parliamentary Inquiry. You can read its full report online here. Several interesting commentaries and summaries based on the report have also been published: UK Parliament summary: “New global development goals to end extreme poverty, improve health and … Continue reading
This research report by Emily O’Brien and Richard Gowan of the Center on International Cooperation explores the success factors of international agreements. Based on their study of agreements in environmental policy, financial regulation and human rights, they draw lessons for the post-2015 process. Their summary policy note links the findings with post-2015 debates.
As the post-2015 High-Level Panel holds its first meeting, Claire Melamed offers her take on the options: “the panel’s job is to prioritise between the 101 good ideas that are out there, and to tell a story explaining the decisions they have made which is convincing enough to persuade others that it’s the right way … Continue reading
Written by Amy Pollard, Lead Analyst at CAFOD on Post-MDGs, and Co-Chair of Beyond 2015: http://www.beyond2015.org. In the rapidly swelling sea of post-2015 publications that is ever lapping at my desk, one report that has been well worth reading properly is the UN System Task Team’s Report to the Secretary-General: ‘Realising the Future We Want for All’. … Continue reading
On 12 July 2012, Mwangi Waituru, representing the Beyond 2015 campaign, together with other civil society leaders from the African continent, met with Her Excellency President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. The delegation set out to bring the voice of African Civil Society to President Johnson Sirleaf as one of the three newly appointed co-chairs … Continue reading
“It would be a missed opportunity not to think more radically about what the world truly needs, beyond a mere second chapter to the MDGs. There is an urgent need to focus the world’s attention on the existential problems that have scarcely been touched by the MDGs – all those connected with the planet’s ability … Continue reading
A recent think piece by UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO outlines how health could factor in the post-2015 development agenda. The authors argue that a single high-level health goal will be needed for health to retain its place “at the apex of development,” followed by a hierarchy of sector and programme-specific goals. This report frames … Continue reading
What do you really need to know about any international political process? ‘What will China do’ is probably close to the top of the list. This week in Beijing the very beginnings of an answer to that question started to be sketched out in relation to the post-2015 agenda, at a roundtable for Chinese think … Continue reading
Follow the debate on David Cameron’s appointment as chair of the UN panel established to devise a post-2015 international development framework. While John Hilary presents reasons why he sees Cameron as ‘unfit’ to chair the panel, Jamie Drummond views Cameron’s appointment as a ‘golden opportunity’.