This High-level event addressed the themes of equality, inclusiveness and participation, as they relate
to the overarching goal of poverty eradication, including a number of cross-cutting rights-based issues
relevant to women and the young, and provide an opportunity to address the contribution of civil society to
the shaping and future implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
The following questions were addressed:
- Should there be a stand alone Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) on gender equality, women’s rights and women’s empowerment, supplemented by cross-cutting targets under other goals?
- Should there be a goal or a measurable target to monitor the empowerment of young people at all levels – through education; better health care; and access to better job opportunities?
- How can governments improve the operating space so as to ensure civil society make meaningful contributions to the implementation of the post-2015 Development Agenda?
The UN System Task Team was established by the UN Secretary-General to support system-wide preparations for the post-2015 UN development agenda, in consultation with all stakeholders, including Member States, civil society, academia and the private sector.
It supports the multi-stakeholder consultations being led by Member States on a post-2015 global development agenda, by providing analytical inputs, expertise and outreach.
Reports of the UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda:
The United Nations Development Strategy Beyond 2015
This policy note suggests a general contour of a transformative framework with a broader, more nuanced and context specific development strategies which are required to make the vision expressed in the Millennium Declaration to be fully realised.
The Millennium Development Goals and Beyond
Highlights MDGs achievements and what that means for the crafting of a post-2015 international framework for action. The work examines the global context of the goals from a variety of perspectives, and moves on to focus on the region that continues to be the most impoverished and which looks likely to fall short of meeting many of the MDGs: Africa.
Approaches to Positive Youth Development
Focuses on the major contexts of adolescents and young adults (neighborhoods and leisure locales, school, family) and major themes of healthy psychosocial development (competences, prosocial behavior, civic engagement, identity, spirituality).
Putting Partnerships to Work
The World Summit on Sustainable Development identified the corporate sector as one of the key actors in the delivery of poverty reduction targets. Partnerships between government, civil society and business were proposed as one means whereby these poverty reduction targets were to be achieved. There was less consideration of how such partnerships could work in practice, the outcomes that could be achieved, or the relative merits of partnerships over other approaches to development.
Journal of Youth Studies
International scholarly journal devoted to a theoretical and empirical understanding of young people’s experiences and life contexts; focuses upon young people within a range of contexts, such as education, the labour market and the family.
Making Sense of Africa's Priorities for the Post 2015 Development Agenda
Looking at the stakeholder perspectives regarding the MDGs and the post-2015 agenda, this research finds that African stakeholders seek an 'MDGs Plus' solution for post-2015: a reformulation of the MDGs to account for sustainability, inequality, and quality of service delivery, accompanied by the addition of enablers to the goal process.
OECD and Post-2015 Reflections Series
The series entails an overview paper and 11 elements, each of which focuses on different areas that are crucial for the success of the post-2015 development agenda.
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