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We leave Sendai with a new global deal on disaster risk, but does it go far enough?

Written by Dr Emily Wilkinson, Research Fellow in the Climate and Environment Programme at the Overseas Development Institute. No one going into the Sendai negotiations this week was in any doubt that there would be sticking points. But on the final day of the UN conference on disaster risk reduction, having stayed up all night, delegates … Continue reading

Open for business: the sustainable development goals need money—the right kind of money

Written by Allan Lerberg Jørgensen, Director of Human Rights and Development at the Danish Institute for Human Rights. Everyone agrees that the post-2015 sustainable development agenda needs investment by businesses to succeed. Here are two recommendations to ensure that it attracts the right kind of investment. UN member states are in the process of finalising a new … Continue reading

Leaving no one behind – how to make it come to life

Written by Elizabeth Stuart, Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute In the negotiating uncertainties of the Post-2015 agenda, there is one issue that seems to have substantial – I hesitate to say – universal, agreement: that the SDGs must not miss the opportunity to improve the lives of the most marginalized. Although the Open … Continue reading

Proposed SDG Governance Indicators: Rule of Law or Simply Rule?

Written by Martin Edwards, Associate Professor and Director at the Center for UN and Global Governance Studies in the Permanent Observer blog As work moves forward to complete the proposed Sustainable Development Goals, a working list of preliminary indicators for each of the goals recently circulated online. This list of indicators was developed by the … Continue reading

Failure to link up with other global agreements in 2015 could spell disaster for Sendai deal

Written by Tom Mitchell, Head of the Climate and Environment programme at the Overseas Development Institute in London. Every ten years Japan plays host to the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction. The third such event, which kick offs this week in Sendai, will have particular resonance for local residents. Four years ago today, the most … Continue reading

Leaving No One Behind: Tackling Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Thursday, 19 March 2015 1.15 – 2.45 pm EST (A light lunch will be served from 12.45 pm) (17.15 – 18.345 GMT)   UN Conference Room 8 (open for all), United Nations Headquarters, New York All welcome The event will be live streamed The concept of leaving no one behind is now firmly embedded in the … 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: The “A” Word: Monitoring the SDGs – Roberto Bissio of the Third World Institute authored FutureUN’s latest briefing paper, based on human rights concerns that ‘commitments made in Rio will remain empty promises without effective monitoring and accountability’. Frontier science … Continue reading

Ensuring the SDGs are relevant for high income countries

Written by Shannon Kindornay, an Adjunct Research Professor at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University. She is also member of the Post-2015 Data Test team. As part of the Post-2015 Data Test initiative, the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs and the Centre for the Study of Living Standards launched the Canada case study report, Canada 2030: An Agenda for Sustainable Development, … Continue reading

Three Essential Elements for Taking Action in 2015: Implementation, Peace and Conflict, and Global Partnership

Written by Jeffrey Strew, Program Officer for the Global Development program at Center on International Cooperation (CIC) and Sarah Hearn, Associate Director and Senior Fellow at CIC. “Last week, over 1,000 civil society organizations in over 120 countries launched a global campaign – action/2015 – to mobilize world leaders to commit to delivering ambitious sustainable development … Continue reading

Post-2015 development challenges in conflict zones

Written by Richard Blunt, a King’s College London Master’s student studying Conflict Security and Development. It seems difficult now in the year 2015, to look back and imagine the world at the turn of the Millennium. Designated as the International Year for the Culture of Peace by the UN, the year 2000 cumulated in the Millennium … Continue reading


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