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Ivan Lewis speech to CAFOD on Post 2015 Development Goals

Ivan Lewis MP, Labour’s Shadow Development Secretary, recently gave a speech at an event organised by aid charity CAFOD. The speech can be viewed in full here. “Friends, in the next 20 years we should judge the scale of our ambition and our commitment to real change primarily by whether we can change the life chances for … Continue reading

Putting women at the centre of economic transformation: a certain winner post-2015

New blog by Clare Coffey, Policy Adviser at ActionAid UK. We know that closing the gender gap in employment would boost global GDP, improve family nutrition and increase agricultural productivity. For example, if women were able to contribute equally, the Eurozone could increase GDP by 13%, Japan by 16% and the US by 9%. So … Continue reading

Recasting MDG 8: global policies for inclusive growth

New paper by Pedro Martins and Paula Lucci, researchers at ODI. As we approach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline, there is a growing interest and debate on what might replace them. Specific proposals for new goals, targets and indicators have already emerged – including on income poverty, employment, education, health, environment and governance. However, there … Continue reading

MY World – first survey results

Results for the first comprehensive offline MY World survey in Liberia, as well as preliminary results from the online survey are now available. MY World is an innovative global survey for citizens led by the United Nations and partners. It aims to capture people’s voices, priorities and views; so that global leaders can be informed … Continue reading

UN-NGLS Civil Society Consultation (Dec 2012 – Jan 2013)

At the request of the Secretariat of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (NGLS) conducted an online civil society consultation to gather inputs for consideration to inform the Panel’s meeting in Monrovia, Liberia, taking place from 30 January – 2 February 2013. The … Continue reading

Trade and Development – A Forgotten Issue?

In this article, Gabriele Koehler, visiting Fellow at the IDS discusses the absense of trade, as a subject in its own right, in current post-2015 discussions. Download the article here.

UNAIDS Launches E-Discussions on HIV, Health, Post-2015 Agenda

“The Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) is hosting e-discussions on HIV, health and the post-2015 development agenda, as part of the global thematic consultation on health in the post-2015 development agenda. The online consultation is taking place on the World We Want 2015 platform from 21 January-3 February, and will consider ways in which … Continue reading

WHO Executive Board Considers Health in Post-2015 Agenda

“The Executive Board of the World Health Organization (WHO) met to consider a report outlining the framework for developing a health-related component of the UN’s post-2015 development agenda. The Secretariat report proposes two interrelated components for a health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG): universal health coverage and healthy life expectancy.” Read the full article on the … Continue reading

Choosing what’s ‘most important’ — to people

New blog by Claire Melamed, Head of Growth, Poverty and Inequality at ODI. “The politics comes not in making a long list, but in choosing a much smaller number of priority issues to be the subject of new global goals after 2015. The question for the negotiators who will draw up the final agreement is … Continue reading

UNCTAD to lead post-2015 e-discussion on development-led globalization

“Consultations on growth and employment are being coordinated by an advisory group consisting of staff from the United Nations Development Programme, the International Labour Organization, UNCTAD, the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, and UN Women, as well as representatives of other international and civil society organizations. The thematic e-discussion on development-led globalization will … Continue reading


January 1st, 2016

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