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“MDGs, Poverty and the Post-2015 Agenda - working together for a world without discrimination”
When: 17 October, 2013 – 10AM – 11:30AM EDT
Where: UNICEF House Exhibition Space - Danny Kaye Centre - New York
Live Stream Available the day of the event!
October 17th is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Building on the many movements and actions that traditionally take place on this day, the World We Want Platform will host its next interactive People's Voices Series event.
Representatives of non-governmental organizations, community organizations, social movements, youth-led organizations, UN agencies, Member States, private sector, media and academia are ...
The fifty-eighth session of the Commission on the Status of Women will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 10 – 21 March 2014 (tentative date).
The Presbyterian delegation will work with our partners Ecumenical Women to join in advocacy on this year’s priority theme, “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls.” The UN and its member states are currently conducting extensive consultation in partnership with civil society organizations on the achievements and challenges of the MDGs and the development framework that should emerge after 2015.
Our advocacy depends ...
By Brendan Welsh
The Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities hosted a side event yesterday to brief various ambassadors and representatives of NGOs on the Consultation and High-level Meeting that took place in Copenhagen in February 2013. At the event, several panelists offered their answers to the question; how might inequalities be addressed in the Post-2015 Development Agenda?
Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF, said, “It is inevitable that some of us here are focused on just one of the millennium development goals, but whether it’s economic development, environmental protection, or social development, all of the goals ...
by Brendan Welsh
Today, the High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda met to discuss their report, and answer questions from representatives of various countries, NGOs, and various government agencies. Michael Anderson, Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on the UN Development Goals began by introducing the five Transformative Shifts laid out in the report:
1. Leave no one behind
2. Sustainable Development at the Core
3. Transform Economies for Jobs and Inclusive Growth
4. Build Peace and Effective, Open, and Accountable Public Institutions
5. Forge a New Global Partnership
Anderson added that the report, “isn’t a set of legally-binding ...
A one-day social media action for
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
#EndPoverty – 17 October, 2012
At the 2000 UN Millennium Summit, world leaders from rich and poor countries alike committed themselves - at the highest political level - to a set of eight time-bound targets to help fight extreme poverty worldwide by 2015. These targets came to be known as the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs.
Over the last decade, millions have overcome extreme poverty and attained better access to health care and education. Despite the significant progress, challenges remain. With just 3 years left till the MDG deadline, we have ...