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- Online Consultation: Reducing poverty is achievable (Wikiprogress 06-15.03.2013)
One of the key ways to address the inequalities which cause poverty is ensuring development is about people and how they live together. Ahead of the OECD GFD, Wikiprogress intended to highlight the individuals, families, communities and societies that have been hidden by social and economic inequalities.
- Online discussion on Ageing, Development and the Post-2015 Development Agenda (The World We Want 2015 28.2.2013)
A great deal of on on line consultations on “The World We Want post 2015” have focused on inequality. Older persons lack visibility in existing human rights standards, and many normative gaps in the protection of the rights of older persons are yet to be addressed. The post-2015 development agenda needs to be sensitive and responsive to how age, gender and where people live, affect equality, safety and enjoyment of human rights especially amongst older persons. Currently, there is a lack of nationally-representative and internationally-comparable data on older people. This is a major barrier to the response to population ageing. Any post 2015 age-sensitive goals and targets will require age- and sex-disaggregated date to measure their indicators.
- Online Discussion on Inequalities in Urban Areas (The World We Want 2015 15.01.2013)
Welcome to this discussion on Inequalities in Urban Areas in the post-2015 development agenda. The discussion is led by organizations committed to finding solutions for the urban poor: the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), Slum Dwellers International, UN HABITAT and UNICEF.
The discussion aims to gather views from a broad range of stakeholders on how to address Inequalities in Urban Areas in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Your recommendations will inform the UN’s work on the Post-2015 framework and feed into the work of the High-Level Panel on the Post-215 Development Agenda and related processes.
- Energy Online Consultation: Phase I (The World We Want 2015 16.01.2013)
Welcome to the thematic energy dialogue! As indicated on the main page of the energy consultation, the first phase of the dialogue, from now until February 3, will explore why energy matters to the post-2015 development agenda, the challenges and opportunities that exist, as well as what we can do about it.
The main purpose of this consultation is to stimulate discussions and facilitate global conversations on a broad post-2015 energy agenda. In many ways, this global conversation about energy and sustainable development is well underway. The last five years have seen an increasing interest in energy, due in part to the General Assembly’s declaration of 2012 as the International Year of Sustainable Energy and the initiative of the Secretary-General on Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL). The importance of energy was also recognized by governments at the Rio+20 Conference in June 2012. Most recently, the Assembly proclaimed 2014-2024 as the Decade of Sustainable Energy for All. This consultation is poised to build upon this progress.
- Online Discussion on Global Citizenship, Skills and Jobs (The World We Want 2015 23.01.2013)
UNESCO and UNICEF are very pleased to announce the launch of the Global Consultation on Education and invite you to participate. This is one of a series of country and global thematic consultations that the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) is convening with the aim to ensure a diversity of voices in conversations on the shape and content of the Post-2015 Development Agenda. One of the themes that has been identified as a matter of critical importance is education.
The Global Consultation on Education is an inclusive, participatory and democratic process for young people, civil society, non-governmental organizations, governments, academia, media, the UN system and the private sector entities from around the world to contribute their experiences and ideas on how to improve education around the world. The consultation will help review progress on the Education for All (EFA) goals and the MDGs and discuss how to ensure that the issues around education are effectively addressed and have a central place in a new development framework after 2015.