UN WOMEN: Post-2015 Development Agenda and SDGs

Reminder @ UN WOMEN As the 2015 target date for reaching the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) approaches, a wide range of activities are being undertaken by UN Member States, the UN system, civil society organizations, academia, research institutions and others on identifying the shape and priorities of a post-2015 development agenda. The MDGs encapsulate eight globally agreed concrete goals, with time-bound targets and indicators for measuring progress in the areas of: poverty … [Read more...]

The Hangzhou Declaration: Heralding the next era of culture

Calling for a new approach toward sustainable development, the "Hangzhou Declaration" advocates for placing culture at the heart of public policy. The Declaration urges governments, civil society and the private sector to harness the power of culture in addressing the world’s most pressing developmental challenges, such as environmental sustainability, poverty, and social inclusion. "Culture is precisely what enables sustainability – as a source of strength, of values and social cohesion, … [Read more...]

Targeting efforts to meet MDG expectations by 2015

With three years remaining until 2015, the 2012 progress report on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) released today highlights progress in many important areas including poverty reduction, access to safe drinking water and reduced levels of child mortality. “‘There is now an expectation around the world that sooner, rather than later, the Goals can and must be achieved,” stated Sha Zukang, UN DESA’s Under-Secretary-General. The Official MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS Goal 1: … [Read more...]

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