Friday
Dec072012

Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration  

The Bali Global Youth Forum Declaration has been adopted at the ICPD Global Youth Forum that has taken place in Bali, Indonesia, 4-6 December 2012. The recommendations, developed in the context of the review and follow up of the implementation of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development beyond 2014, outline the vision of young people around the world for their future. They demonstrate a new consensus on putting youth rights at the heart of development.

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Thursday
Dec062012

Global Youth Forum

The Global Youth Forum (GYF), involving nearly 700 young people, NGO representatives, academics, government officials, and other stakeholders and some 2,000 virtual delegates on line, has taken place in Bali, Indonesia, sponsored by UNFPA and governments with the most progressive language ever being negotiated by the youth leadership. Specific and forward-looking consensus recommendations have been agreed on Staying Healthy, Comprehensive Education and Transitions to Decent Work.

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Thursday
Dec062012

Inequalities … Updates on discussions


LGBTI and Inequalities

Please note that this discussion now finishes on 7 December 2012

Persons with Disabilities

A summary has been posted of the first week of the discussion and new questions have been posted for the second week

Economic Inequalities

New questions have been posted for week 2 of the discussion.

Indigenous Peoples and Inequalities

Questions for discussion have been posted in the follow areas:

  • Human rights;
  • Environment;
  • Education;
  • Economic and social development;
  • Culture;
  • and Health.
Wednesday
Dec052012

Global Thematic Consultation on Education is launched…  

UNESCO and UNICEF have launched the Global Consultation on Education and are inviting young people, civil society, non-governmental organizations, governments, academia, media, the UN system and the private sector to contribute their experiences and ideas on how to improve education around the world. It will help review progress on the Education for All (EFA) goals and the MDGs and discuss how to ensure that the issues around education are effectively addressed and have a central place in a new development framework after 2015.

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Sunday
Dec022012

Thematic consultation round-up (continued)

Food security and nutrition

The consultation on hunger, food and nutrition security has started and will run until March 2013. It is co-chaired by FAO and WFP, together with the other Rome-based agencies, IFAD and Bioversity International, and with support of Dr. David Nabarro, Special Representative of the SG for Food Security and Nutrition.  Contributing partners include UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNIDO, and UNDESA.

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Friday
Nov302012

Thematic consultation round-up  

The consultations of greatest relevance to sexual and reproductive health and rights are those on Health and Population Dynamics. It is, however, important to contribute to as many other consultations as possible in order to ensure that relevant sexual and reproductive health and rights concerns are reflected in discussions.

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Saturday
Nov242012

Food security and nutrition


The consultation on hunger, food and nutrition security has started and will run until March 2013. It is co-chaired by FAO and WFP, together with the other Rome-based agencies, IFAD and Bioversity International, and with support of Dr. David Nabarro, Special Representative of the SG for Food Security and Nutrition. (Contributing partners include UNDP, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNIDO, and UNDESA.)

The e-consultation up to 21 December 2012 is focused on three themes on key lessons learned and challenges and opportunities; what works best and current initiatives; and objectives, targets and indicators for the post-2015 global development framework. To post comments go to http://www.fao.org/fsnforum/post2015/

There will be a consultation with the stakeholders of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS), in late January/early February 2013; and a high level experts consultation in March 2013, hosted by the Government of Spain.

Thursday
Nov222012

Global Thematic Consultation on Conflict, Violence and Disaster and the post – 2015 Agenda  

This area of the World We Want 2015 website is dedicated to the Global Thematic Consultation on Conflict, Violence and Disaster and the post – 2015 Agenda and is co-convened by UNDP, UNICEF, the UN Peacebuilding Support Office (UNPBSO) and the UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR) in partnership with the Government of Finland.

Civil society, private sector, bilateral and multi-lateral organizations, policy makers, government officials, donors, UN entities and all other stakeholders are invited to discuss and develop strategic options for integrating peace and security goals in the successor development framework for the MDGs.

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Wednesday
Nov212012

Growth and Employment in the Post-2015 Development Agenda  

The Growth and Employment in the Post-2015 Development Agenda thematic consultation has begun with the posting of articles and key documents for the conference on this topic that took place in Tokyo, on 15-16 May 2012, co-organized by UNDP and ILO and hosted by the Government of Japan.

 

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Tuesday
Nov202012

Global consultation has begun on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda  


Water and sanitation are recognized as essential for human well-being, economic development and a healthy environment. At the same time water-related natural disasters such as storms, floods and droughts have devastating impacts on the lives of millions of people, on our economies and on the environment. This consultation will allow for a global and open discussion on all aspects of water while also organizing three sub-consultations on WASH, Water Resources Management and Wastewater and Water Quality. (See website for further information)

The global consultation on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda has begun with two questions for discussion:

To register for the consultation click here