UNGA on the post-2015 development agenda

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Kaberuka: Inclusive business is a key contributor to SDGs implementation

Abidjan: The African Development Bank President Donald Kaberuka has called for enhancement of policies to strengthen their role in growing inclusive business. Inclusive business, he said was an effective means of increasing private sector contribution towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). President Kaberuka was speaking at a forum, “Inclusive Business as a contributor to the SDG implementation”, which was held at the sidelines of the Financing for Development conference.

African countries emerging from conflict: ECOSOC debate

New York: Joyce Luma, Country Representative for the World Food Programme (WFP), speaking via videoconference from Juba, South Sudan, introduced the Secretary-General’s report on “Implementation of integrated, coherent and coordinated support to South Sudan by the United Nations system” (document E/2015/74). The situation in South Sudan continued to deteriorate, she said, with 1.6 million people internally displaced and more than 166,000 sheltered in United Nations civilian sites.

A call for comments: SDG business monitoring framework

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the UN Global Compact, and the Global Reporting Initiative are developing a business monitoring framework for the UN Sustainable Development Goals.  The second draft of SDG Compass is released for public consultation, and we very much welcome your feedback. 

Africa helping Africans in Ebola recovery and reconstruction: 14 lessons

Malabo: Ahead of the AU summit where leaders are expected to pledge more support to the Ebola response and recovery efforts, health and foreign affairs ministers, discussed the immediate needs of the affected countries. Countries shared experiences and lessons learnt in health systems strengthening and financing in the context of the Ebola fight.

Transforming our World: the 2030 Agenda for Global Action (final draft)

We are pleased to share with you the final draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit in September 2015 which will adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda. This final draft builds on the feedback received from Member States and other stakeholders during our 22 to 25 June negotiation session and endeavours to respond to comments and suggestions made. It contains three annexes.

Regional organisations/platforms missing link between Post-2015 Agenda and countries

Addis Ababa: “Most of Africa’s development challenges do not have optimum national solutions, but regional solutions,” CEO of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Agency, Dr Ibrahim Mayaki, noted during a side-event on Monday at the Third Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event was organised by the NEPAD Agency, Government of Bangladesh, UN Development Programme (UNDP) and held under the auspices of the Africa Platform for Development Effectiveness (APDev).

How AIDS changed everything - MDG 6: 15 years, 15 lesson of hope from the AIDS response

Addis Ababa:  The AIDS targets of MDG 6 - halting and reversing the spread of HIV - have been achieved and exceeded, according to a new report released today by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). New HIV infections have fallen by 35% and AIDS-related deaths by 41%.

Boosting domestic financing for health in Africa

Worried that the huge successes recorded in recent times in the control and treatment of diseases such as Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), tuberculosis (TB) and malaria may be lost as international donor funding begins to dwindle and limited resources are focused on the most urgent needs, stakeholders have made recommendations on how to improve domestic financing for health in Africa.

Strengthening primary health care through community health workers

As we enter the final months of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) period, the world is at a critical moment of reflection and aspirational forward thinking. While significant progress has been made on the health MDGs (including a global reduction in the child mortality rate by nearly 50% since 1990 and the maternal mortality ratio by 45% in the same period), it is now clear that we will not meet the targets for these MDGs, goals 4 and 5 respectively.

International conference on Africa’s fight against Ebola

Ebola is a highly fatal virus. The first human outbreak occurred in 1976, one in northern Zaire (now DRC) in Central Africa: and the other, in southern Sudan (now South Sudan). Deadly human Ebola outbreaks have been confirmed in the following countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Gabon, South Sudan, Côte-d'Ivoire, Uganda, Republic of Congo, Guinea, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, Liberia and Mali.

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