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Making the United Nations fit for the post-2015 world

Written by Ian Thorpe who works with the UN on knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation on his blog, KM on a Dollar a Day.  “While the consultations and negotiations on the post-2015 development agenda and the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) are ongoing, inside the UN discussion is already moving to whether or not the UN is … Continue reading

Will competing UN and OECD partnerships stymie aid effectiveness?

Written by Jonathan Glennie, research associate at the Overseas Development Institute in London and at the Centro De Pensamiento Estratégico Internacional (Cepei) in Bogotá on the Guardian Poverty Matters blog.  “As we approach the first high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) in Mexico next week, no one quite knows what to expect. Are … Continue reading

The Role of Parliaments in post-2015

The role of parliaments in forging the post-2015 development agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) was considered during the annual Parliamentary Hearing between UN officials and members of parliament (MPs). Held on 14-15th November 2013 in New York, the theme was “Rethinking Sustainable Development: the quest for a ‘transformational’ global agenda in 2015”. UN … Continue reading

Deputy SG Highlights Rule of Law, Justice and Human Rights for post-2015

The UN Deputy Secretary General, Jan Eliasson, made a statement to the event on rule of law, transitional justice and development, in New York on 1 November. You can read extracts below: “Delivering justice through the rule of law is at the foundation of all our work at the UN.  The rule of law is fundamental to … Continue reading

Partnerships vital for addressing sustainable development challenges – UN officials

The UN News Centre has issued a press-release, stressing the importance of global partnerships for the success of the post-2015 agenda. Read extracts below: “Partnerships are vital if countries want to reduce poverty and advance economic and social progress, United Nations officials stressed today, as they considered ways to address challenges and accelerate the achievement … Continue reading

Transitional Justice and the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Pablo Greiff, Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence presented his report to the UN General Assembly on Monday October 28th 2013. In the associated speech, he warned that “unaddressed human rights violations are spoilers of sustainable development”, and called for UN member states to include goals on access … Continue reading

UN entities say post-2015 must address inequity in access to clean water, sanitation

UNICEF, UN OHCHR, Friends of Water and the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, have released a joint-statement on Water in the post-2015 development agenda. Read extracts below: “Member States must ensure that the post-2015 development agenda addresses inequalities that prevent millions of people from getting access to basic … Continue reading

Statement by John W Ashe, President of the 68th UNGA

John W. Ashe , President of the 68th Session of the United Nations, has issued a statement to the 32nd meeting of the 3rd Committee of the UNGA. Read extracts below. “It is clear to all that we live in an era characterized by, inter alia, expanding disparities between rich and poor, increased civil and … Continue reading

Future challenges: is the UN equipped to meet them? UNA-UK’s New World Magazine

UNA-UK has released its autumn and winter editions of New World, its in-house magazine. Below, read the summary of the autumn edition’s contents: “The Autumn 2013 issue of New World, released to coincide with UN Day 2013, seeks to scope out the future trends and challenges set to feature on the UN’s agenda in the coming years, … Continue reading

Leaving no one behind – UNA-UK releases development publication

UNA-UK has recently released a report entitled ‘Global Development Goals: Leaving No One Behind’ in the wake of the UN General Assembly Special Event on MDGs. According the abstract, the paper “considers the context in which the MDGs were developed, assesses progress to date, offers views on achieving the 2015 targets, and provides insights into … Continue reading


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