UNGA on the post-2015 development agenda

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African Data Consensus

At their 23rd Ordinary Session of the African Union held in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea in June 2014, African Heads of State requested ECA, AUC, AfDB and UNDP to organize a High Level Conference to discuss the data revolution in Africa and its implications for African Union’s Agenda 2063 and the post‐2015 development agenda. The High Level Conference on Data Revolution was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 27 to 29 March 2015, culminating in this Africa Data Consensus.

AGENDA 2063: The Africa we want

We, the people of Africa and her Diaspora, united in diversity, young and old, men and women, girls and boys from all walks of life, deeply conscious of history, express our deep appreciation to all generations of Pan-Africanists. In particular, to the founders of the Organisation of African Unity for having bequeathed us an Africa with exemplary successes in the fight against slavery, colonialism and apartheid.

Who should measure the Sustainable Development Goals?

Amid conversations about indicators for measuring progress on the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals, Saferworld’s Thomas Wheeler explores the question of who should be producing the data that these global indicators will rely on. He explores the benefits of using national statistical systems to measure progress, but also makes the case for third parties playing a significant role.

China's Position Paper on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Preface: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), formulated on the basis of the Millennium Declaration during the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, are the most comprehensive, authoritative, and systematic international development goals to date. Since the establishment of the MDGs 15 years ago, the international community has seen much positive progress in implementing the Goals.

World Health Statistics reports on global health goals for 194 countries

2015 is the final year for the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) – goals set by governments in 2000 to guide global efforts to end poverty. This year’s "World Health Statistics" – published by the WHO – assesses progress towards the health-related goals in each of the 194 countries for which data are available. The results are mixed.

Forum on the Participation of NGOs: thematic resolutions

Thematic resolutions adopted at the Forum on the Participation of NGOs in the 56th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples's Rights and the 30th African Human Rights Book Fair, 17-19 April 2015, Kairaba Beach Hotel, Banjul, The Gambia


Africa takes the lead in fighting hunger and poverty

Johannesburg: Africa, widely believed to rely on aid and donations from the developed world, is leading the fight against hunger and poverty on the continent. This emerged at a high-level meeting co-hosted by The Hunger Project and the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Johannesburg yesterday.

Addis Ababa high-level meeting endorses Dakar recommendations on social protection for sustainable development

As a result of the efforts made by UNDP through the World Centre for Sustainable Development (RIO+ Centre) and the Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA), the Brazilian Government, the Lula Institute and the African Union (AU), the recommendations agreed at the International Seminar on Social Protection in Africa held in Dakar on 8-9 April were endorsed recently by roughly 70 Ministers of African countries at a high-level meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 20-24 April.

Palitha Kohona: Cooperation vital for sustainable development

Addis Ababa: Sustainable development is central to a range of key discussions at the United Nations and elsewhere at the moment. The role of South-South cooperation in the context of sustainable development deserves greater recognition as significant numbers of developing countries begin to ascend the development ladder in a sustainable manner, causing fundamental changes to the development infrastructure the world has known up to now.

Follow-up and review of the Post-2015 Development Agenda: discussion document

This discussion paper, dated 12 May 2015, outlines some key elements on follow-up and review which have emerged from the intergovernmental negotiations on the Post-2015 Development Agenda thus far, particularly the Stocktaking session in January. It also presents a number of questions which member states may wish to consider in preparation for the IGN session from 18-22 May. The paper opens with a section on possible general principles for a follow-up and review framework before moving on to options for the levels at which this framework might operate.


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