Sunday
Jan062013

Global Leadership Meetings at conclusion of the Thematic Consultations

The World We Want website now has a calendar that includes up-to-date information on the Global Leadership Meetings (GLMs) for the thematic consultations, which are planned to take place between now and early April. These GLMs will culminate the processes for the each of the consultations, with the e-discussions continuing and Government briefings, Private Sector Briefings and Civil Society Organization meetings taking place in the meantime.

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Sunday
Jan062013

Thematic consultation on Energy begins 

The final thematic consultation on energy has begun on the World We Want 2015 website.

The consultation recognizes the centrality of energy for global efforts to induce a paradigm shift towards poverty eradication, green economies and ultimately sustainable development. In recent years the Secretary-General’s initiative on “Sustainable Energy for All” has started and the UN General Assembly has declared 2012 as the “International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.” It will include multiple, global face-to-face and virtual consultations to capture general ideas, experiences and visions on energy in the post-2015 development agenda from the perspective of citizens, civil society organizations, experts, businesses and governments across the world. 

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Friday
Dec212012

Calendar of meetings and updates on Global Thematic Consultations

The ten Global Consultations that are currently taking place, while all are providing an opportunity for input into the Post-215 Development Agenda, have differences in their processes. These processes are also evolving at different speeds, with information being made available very frequently. To assist you in following the various processes NGOs Beyond 2014 has compiled the attached timetable, which it will be updating regularly during the coming weeks.

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Wednesday
Dec192012

Appointment of the London Family Planning 2020’s Reference Group  

The members of the London Family Planning Summit, Family Planning 2020's (FP2020) Reference Group has been set up to provide strategic direction and oversight of progress towards the achievement of the Family Planning Summit goal: enabling 120 million additional women in the world’s poorest countries to access voluntary family planning by 2020. It will also have oversight over FP2020 operational mechanisms including the Task Team and working groups.

The members of the Group represent both fixed and rotating seats:

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Monday
Dec172012

UN General Assembly adopts important resolutions that include reproductive rights and sexual and reproductive health

The General Assembly has recently adopted important resolutions that include specific references to reproductive rights and sexual and reproductive health. They also reaffirm the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), the key actions for the implementation of ICPD and the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

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Monday
Dec172012

National consultations (Update)

National consultations are being facilitated in up to 100 countries. The results from these consultations will be shared in various forms with the High Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (Post2015 HLP), the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (as agreed in Rio and yet to be convened) and the membership of the UN. Below are the countries in which consultations are planned. The number, however, is expected to increase the coming months.

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Sunday
Dec162012

Moving towards the third meeting of the High Level Panel in January 2013

As reported by Homi Kharas, Lead Author/Executive Secretary HLP Secretariat, the second meeting of the High Level Panel (Post2015 HLP), held in London, UK, at the beginning of November 2012, focused on:(i) defining the overall vision and main questions that will frame the report of HLP, and (ii) discussion on individual and household level poverty. These discussion topics included 1) human development, and 2) jobs, livelihoods, and how to reach the poorest and most marginalized. (See attached for further information on meeting.)

At the third meeting in Monrovia, Liberia in January, the Post2015 HLP will discuss national growth, economic transformation, and development. This will be followed by global partnership and means of implementation at the fourth meeting in Bali, Indonesia.

 

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Wednesday
Dec122012

Global Thematic Consultation on Education – E-Discussion on Equitable access  

The e-discussion on Equitable Access to Education has begun and will run until 24 December. It is important to post information on the benefits of secondary education for girls and its links to better maternal and sexual and reproductive health.

While gender parity for primary school enrolment has greatly improved, more needs to be done at the secondary school level. This is a key area where links can be made to sexual and reproductive health and rights. Access to all subjects on the curriculum, or that should be on the curriculum, including comprehensive sexuality education, can also be highlighted.

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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