First Announcement -- Stakeholder Outreach Events at the 4th High Level Panel (HLP) meeting on the Post 2015 Development Agenda in Bali, 25 March 2013

Information has been made available on the fourth consultative meeting of the High Level Panel in Bali, Indonesia from 25 to 27 March 2013. The discussions of the Panel in Bali, Indonesia will focus on Partnership and Cooperation for Development, with a focus on strategies for implementation and opportunities to shape a global consensus on the new development agenda.

In keeping with the 24 Framing Questions developed by the Panel in November 2012, key issues that will be discussed in this meeting include:

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Update on Population Dynamics Thematic Consultation, 14 February 2014

There are four on-going e-discussions for the Population Dynamics Thematic Consultation on:

  • How can we ensure a human-rights based and gender-responsive approach to addressing population dynamics?
  • Should we consider expanding targets with respect to individual population issues to include such issues as high fertility, demographic bonus, ageing, urbanization, or migration? What would be the disadvantage of broadening the set of targets?
  • Is it possible to develop a common framework for integrating different population dynamics into the post-2015 development agenda?
  • Why and how should population dynamics be integrated into the post-2015 development agenda?

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Deadline for Civil Society ICPD Global Survey extended to 19 February 2013  

If you haven’t yet responded to the Civil Society ICP Global Survey, please do so before 19 February.

It is important in responding to the Survey that you complete all areas marked *, otherwise they do not stay in the database. You do not, however, have to complete all the substantive questions --  you need only answer those in which you have expertise. And, then please make sure you enter submit at the end.

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High-level Leadership Meeting on Addressing Inequalities – Update 12 February  

 The High-level Leadership Meeting on Addressing Inequalities will take place in Copenhagen on 18-19 February 2013.

On 18 February there will be a public dialogue, which will be livestreamed on the World We Want 2015 website ( Online participants may submit questions to the panel in advance using the Twitter hashtag #inequalities2015. They may also be submitted by email in advance to before the deadline of: Friday, 15 February 2013.


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Thematic Consultation on Governance – Change of date of Final Consultation Meeting… Update 11 February  

The date of the Final Consultation Meeting for the Thematic Consultation on Governance, to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa, has been changed to 28 February to 1 March. 

The objectives for the Consultation, for which the political partners are the Governments of Germany and South African and the operational partners is the Pan-African Parliament, are:

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MY World – Have you voted?

My World is a United Nations global survey for citizens. Working with its partners, including the World Wide Web Foundation and the Overseas Development Institute, it provides an opportunity to vote for six out of a list of 16 priorities to inform the world’s leaders as they define the next set of global goals to end poverty. Sexual and reproductive health is not included in the list, but there is a space at the end where it can be written in. Results were submitted to the High Level Panel at their meeting in Monrovia and it is likely that they will also be submitted to the next meeting in Bali.

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Webinar on Voluntary, Human Rights-based Family Planning Programs, February 2013 

There is limited space available to participate in the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition's webinar on Voluntary, Human Rights-based Family Planning Programs. The webinar will be conducted in English on Tuesday 12 February and Spanish on Friday 15 February. 

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Education Thematic Consultation  

The Education Thematic Consultation e-discussion on Global Citizenship, Jobs and Skills closes on 9 February 2013. This week the focus of the discussion is on: key recommendations in the Post-2015 Development Agenda for making a lasting and transformative impact in relation to (a) education for global citizenship; (b) education for life-skills; (c) adequate work-related skills development for young people, women and men.

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Health Thematic Consultation – latest update 5 February 2013

The Health e-discussions are now closed, but the Draft Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Health is open for comment until 19 February. There are many references to sexual and reproductive health and rights and it is important that comments are sent in in their support.

The High Level dialogue will be held in Gaborone, Botswana in 5-6 March. Participants will comprise 40-50 senior level from all sectors and the purpose of the meeting will be to make recommendations on health in the post-2015 agenda, based on inputs received from the consultation, including the revised Report.

A series of six Civil Society consultations are being, or have been, held. They include a day session on health in the post 2015 agenda at the ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Youth Forum, organized by UNFPA in Bali in December 2012, in which more than 600 youth participated. A consultation for Central and Eastern Europe was also organized by the ASTRA Network, in partnership with the Eastern European Alliance for Reproductive Choice, from 26 to 27 January 2013 in Moscow, Russian Federation, involving 20 experts from the region.


Inequalities Thematic Consultation – latest update 4 February  

The high level leadership meeting for the Inequalities Thematic Consultation will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 19 February 2013 to contribute to the framing of the discussions on the Post-2015 agenda, including sustainable development, from the perspective of integrating and addressing inequalities. It will be hosted by the Governments of Denmark and Ghana, and approximately 40 high level participants from Member States, major civil society organizations, key UN partners, members of the Secretary-General’s High Level Panel will discuss the synthesized results of the Consultation Process.

An open session will be held with the Advisory Group on 18 February 2013, with the participation of the public through internet and the social media. (Agenda attached)