The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are widely cited as the primary yardstick against which advances in international development efforts are to be judged. At the same time, the Goals will be met or missed by 2015. It is not too early to start asking what’s next? This paper by Jonathan Karver, Charles Kenny and Andy … Continue reading
The core of sustainable development is the twin challenge of satisfying human needs and aspirations within the carrying capacity of our planet. In the report ‘Roads from Rio+20. Pathways to achieve global sustainability goals by 2050’ we have – jointly with ODI – analysed pathways to achieve internationally agreed goals and targets in two thematic … Continue reading
This report by PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency analyses how combinations of technological measures and changes in consumption patterns could contribute to achieving a set of sustainability objectives, taking into account the interlinkages between them. The potential exists for achieving all of the objectives. Download ‘Roads from Rio+20: pathways to achieve global sustainability goals by … Continue reading
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Ms. Amina J. Mohammed of Nigeria as his Special Adviser on Post-2015 Development Planning, and Parfait Onanga-Anyanga of Gabon as his Special Representative and Head of the United Nations Office in Burundi (BNUB). Read the full story. 7th June 2012.
One of the recurring themes in the debate about the post-2015 agenda is the role that growth and employment issues should have within it. While there is a great deal of discussion about how to include growth in a new global development framework after 2015, specific proposals remain relatively thin. In this paper, Gina Bergh, ODI Research Officer, and … Continue reading
This Save the Children report sets out the options and must-haves for a new development framework in 2015. Available in English and Spanish here.
The United Nations have launched a new website to track progress towards achievement of the MDGs. Read the full press release here, and log on to the website by visiting http://iif.un.org.
Members of the National Stakeholders Consultative Forum met in Abuja recently to brainstorm an approach to sustaining the gains of the millennium development goals beyond 2015. Read the event summary by Economic Confidential: ‘MDGs: Stakeholders deliberate post 2015 development agenda‘.
As delegates prepare for June’s Rio+20 UN Earth summit on sustainable development in Brazil, The Guardian explore what tangible measures the conference can hope to produce. The podcast looks back at the 1992 Rio summit, and explores the issues of the green economy, what role companies and corporations should play in sustainable development, and what … 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