• post-2015 development agenda

    New Development Goals: Can the UN Machinery Cope?

    by  • April 19, 2015 • BOOKS • 

    The United Nations is now discussing in a broad consultation process the sustainable development goals: a new universal set of ambitions for economic and social development, made up of targets and indicators that all countries are expected to use to frame their agendas and policies from 2015 to 2030, to be adopted by the...

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    Will Statisticians Get the Last Word on the UN’s New Development Goals?

    by  • March 9, 2015 • Sustainable Development Goals • 1 Comment

    There are three things you need to know about the negotiations over the United Nations’ next set of global development goals, which will be adopted by world leaders at the General Assembly this September and remain in effect for the next 15 years: Almost everybody agrees that the proposed 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

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    A Voice From Nigeria Pleads for an Africa Managed by Africans

    by  • October 15, 2014 • Africa, Development, Health and Population • 2 Comments

    Preparing for next year, when United Nations member governments will meet to grade the Millennium Development Goals and agree on a new set of benchmarks for 2015-2030, an important part of the discussion is focusing on Africa, the continent recognized as having great unrealized potential that is still unmet. Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu, a former...

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    As Africa’s Population Growth Explodes, Its Children Lose Out

    by  • September 9, 2014 • Governance, Health and Population, Refugees • 6 Comments

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    Among a clutch of new studies surveying the fate of children globally in 2014, a year that may be remembered as the most violent and catastrophic in more than half a century, Unicef has looked into the future of Africa and found that an unexpectedly persistent population boom is not only robbing children of...

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    Will Women’s Reproductive Rights Be Dropped in the Post-2015 Agenda? 

    by  • July 17, 2014 • WORLDVIEWS • 

    The United Nations’ post-2015 development agenda is the next phase of the Millennium Development Goals, which provided a 15-year road map to tackle poverty and foster development in the world’s poorest countries. But as putting together the new agenda moves forward, it is becoming clear that the critical needs of women may be pushed...

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