From the UN Task Team on the Post 2015 Development Agenda: “In today’s increasingly integrated world, the post-2015 development agenda must be conceived as a truly global agenda with shared responsibilities for all countries. The world has changed fundamentally since the adoption of the Millennium Declaration. It is faced with new challenges and opportunities, many … Continue reading
Here follows a list of the thematic think pieces produced by the UN System Task Team on some of the key issues of the post-2015 development agenda. Click on an item to download the paper. Countries with special needs Culture: a driver and an enabler of sustainable development Disaster risk and resilience Education and skills … Continue reading
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon yesterday (31st July) announced the members of a High-level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015, the target date for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The Secretary-General has appointed three co-chairs: President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono of Indonesia; President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia; and Prime Minister David … Continue reading
This report discusses recent progress made towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and outstanding challenges en route to 2015. At the request of Member States, it explores successful experiences in fostering sustained and inclusive economic growth as part of strategies to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. It further stresses the need to step up efforts … 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
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
This is the first report from the UN system-wide Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda which will frame the work of the UN High-Level Panel. The report recommends that new goals should build on the strengths of the Millennium Development Goals, apply to all countries, and be based on the fundamental principles of human rights, equality, and sustainability. Download … 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.
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.
“The UN has named the UK prime minister David Cameron, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the Liberian president, and President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, of Indonesia, as co-chairs of a panel responsible for creating a new set of development goals when the present ones expire in 2015.” Read the full article on The Guardian’s Global Development pages.