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The Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Millennium Development Goals
September’s post-2015 development agenda summit of heads of state and government may well attract global headlines this year, but much of the really significant work is being executed behind the scenes. As statisticians lock heads to come up with a workable indicator framework to measure and monitor the ambitious Agenda, Vikas Rawal, Associate...
The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the outcome document that will constitute the new sustainable development agenda that will be adopted this September by world leaders at the Sustainable Development Summit in New York. Concluding a negotiating process that has spanned more than two years...
Food security, nutrition, sustainable agriculture, and sustainable management and use of natural resources and ecosystems have received strong recognition in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development, an agreement that will play a crucial role in helping to realize the ambitious post-2015 sustainable...
Final sessions of the UN General Assembly’s intergovernmental negotiations (IGNP) for the post-2015 development agenda are now underway in New York, with a strong feeling of optimism that by the end of July countries will agree an outcome document for adoption at September’s post-2015 summit. IGNP co-facilitators, Macharia Kamau, Permanent Representative...
The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has put forward a total of 29 indicators covering eight goals of the July 2014 proposal of the UN General Assembly’s Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to help monitor the post-2015 development agenda. The FAO report, together with indicators put...
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