Monday
Nov192012

Registration is open for Women Deliver 2013


Early-bird registration is open until 31 January 2013 for the 3rd Women Deliver conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, May 28-30 2013. More than 5,000 participants from Ministries of Health, Finance and Development Cooperation, Parliaments, leading civil society organizations, global companies, media and more.

Over 120 concurrent sessions, high-level plenaries, skills-building workshops, and ministerial and parliamentarian forums are planned.

In addition several partner meetings are planned for the day before and day following the conference. For more information see the Partner Events and Meetings page, which will be frequently updated.

Sunday
Nov112012

Environmental sustainability thematic consultation begins

The objective of the UNDP and UNEP environmental sustainability global consultation is to “facilitate an open dialogue that brings together a multitude of voices to stimulate creative thinking and begin to generate consensus around how best to reflect environmental sustainability in the post-2015 agenda.”

In addition it will provide an opportunity to take stock of the progress and shortcomings of MDG 7 on Environmental Sustainability and gauge the opportunities of alternative development paths.

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Sunday
Nov112012

Thematic consultation on Population Dynamics begins

Civil society is invited to join policy makers, government officials, donors, UN staff and all other stakeholders in discussing the scope and priorities of the post-2015 development agenda in the consultation on population dynamics in the post-2015 UN development agenda. 

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Saturday
Nov102012

High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons… next steps

The High-Level Panel (HLP) of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda held its second meeting in London on 1 November 2012 and met with civil society the following day.

The HLP meetings with civil society comprised a roundtable with 30 civil society organizations (CSOs) and groupings; a meeting with the private sector; a meeting with young people and a Town Hall meeting with a broader range of CSOs. The roundtable provided an opportunity for a small number of CSOs to make specific recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Agenda, while the Town Hall meeting provided an opportunity for a greater number of organizations to put their key issues across.

Homi Kharas from the Brooklyn Institute, who is responsible for writing the first draft of the HLP report for the Secretary-General, pointed out that five meetings of the Panel are planned. The HLP’s work will be divided into three phases:

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Thursday
Nov082012

You are invited to join chat on global development agenda beyond 2015

There will be a  livechat on the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) Facebook page on the post-2015 development agenda on 20 November from 9:00 to 11:00 am to share opinions, questions and concerns about the post-2015 process. 

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Thursday
Nov082012

Nomination process for FP 2020 Reference Group membership

The nomination process has opened for the FP 2020 Reference Group to all civil society organizations. The necessary information can be found at http://www.londonfamilyplanningsummit.co.uk/fp2020.php

Please note that the closing date is 15 November 2012 at 17.00 hours EST.

Tuesday
Nov062012

Online discussion on Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities on development and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people

The online discussion on development and rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people for the Addressing inequalities Thematic Consultation has started. It is a collaborative effort between the Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities (co-led by UNICEF and UN Women), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the LGBT rights advocacy organization ARC International. It will run until 30 November. 

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Monday
Nov052012

Thematic think pieces for the Post-2015 Development Agenda

The thematic think pieces that have produced by the UN System Task Force on key issues for the post-2015 development agenda can be found on the official website for the MDGs. In addition to addressing the thematic areas there are others that look at issues such as countries with special needs; culture, a driver and enabler of sustainable development; and social protection: A development priority in the post-2015 UN development agenda.

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Sunday
Nov042012

Update on Health Thematic Consultation Process  

Activities are taking place related to different parts of the Health Thematic Consultation process and some deadlines have already passed.

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Thursday
Nov012012

Opportunities for Civil Society input

The deadline has now passed for applications for organizing the regional and global civil society consultations.

Civil society organizations can however respond to the Call for Papers up to 15 December. 

As previously announced they can also contribute to the development of a Civil Society Position Paper for the consultation on health in the post-2015 UN development agenda based on input by a wide range of civil society organizations and in particular on the perspectives of the Global South. Those wishing to participate actively in the discussion to ensure that sexual and reproductive health and rights are included in the Beyond 2015 position paper, should send their input to the coordinators, Medicus Mundi International, either in the form of full papers or just key statements, referring to one or more of the key themes (see also guiding questions and sub-questions) of the UN consultation:

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