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Post 2015

5 Takeaways From the Latest SDG Negotiations

Lucien Georgeson | Posted 04.20.2015 | Green
Lucien Georgeson

The SDGs will require huge global monitoring and reporting efforts. This is a pivotal moment for international development; the current negotiations could change the lives of billions of people.

The Basics of Maternal Health: Taking a Stand for Clean Water and Hygiene in Health Facilities

Lisa Schechtman | Posted 04.08.2015 | Impact
Lisa Schechtman

For women in the world's most economically deprived countries, collecting water is a key part of preparing to give birth -- if they are lucky enough to have a source of water that they can use.

Leaders of Today: Youth Leadership for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

Lindsay Menard-Freeman | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Menard-Freeman

I'll never forget the energy of this moment. Yemurai Nyoni was amongst a hard-hitting roster of speakers tasked with closing the PMNCH Partners' Forum...

The United States and Malaria: A Long History of Smart Investments That Benefit All

Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Fatoumata Nafo-Traoré

For the first time, some African nations are on the way to eliminating malaria, and fewer people on the continent are being infected than ever before. This means healthier children, more vibrant economies and stronger, less burdened health systems.

Girls and Women Must be at the Center of the Global Development Agenda

Katja Iversen | Posted 02.27.2015 | Impact
Katja Iversen

For an optimist like me, this is an exciting time to be a global health advocate. I am confident that with resolve, global commitment, true collaboration, and action, the lives of girls and women in 2030 will be dramatically improved. Everywhere.

Advocating for Civil Society Space in 2015

Lindsay Coates | Posted 04.20.2015 | Impact
Lindsay Coates

As civil society organizations continue as donors and educators, implementers and advocates, we must ask the tough questions about financing, governance, and systems that perpetuate poverty and exclusion and deny dignity.

Why Millennials Can and Will Revolutionize International Development

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 04.19.2015 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

The importance of young people engaging with the MDGs, SDGs, and the international development community more broadly stems from the fact that these initiatives will impact our generation and the world that future generations will inherit.

UN MDGs: The Making of a New World

Yen To | Posted 03.28.2015 | Impact
Yen To

In September 2000, 189 UN member states and more than 25 international organizations of public and private scope, committed themselves to the complex cause of extreme poverty reduction on a global scale.

Secretary-General's Synthesis Report on Post-2015 Agenda: A Missed Opportunity

Ulysses Smith | Posted 02.07.2015 | Impact
Ulysses Smith

A noble exhortation to be sure, one that, it is safe to say, absolutely no one can argue with. But unfortunately the report falls short of making a valuable contribution to the wider discussion around the new development agenda, particularly when it comes to navigating the difficult road ahead.

Using the Data Revolution for Mutual Accountability & Transparency in the Era of Sustainable Development

Dr. Paul Zeitz | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Dr. Paul Zeitz

Recognizing that we as global citizens, are, at a critical inflection point in global sustainable development, in the design and implementation of data revolution 2.0, to ensure better data for better programming, delivery and mutual accountability.

What We Promised the World in Colombo

Hung Vo | Posted 01.03.2015 | Teen
Hung Vo

The real work that young people need to do now is to lobby and have their respective governments be aware of the priorities agreed on in Colombo. In midst of the global scheme, we must not forget that real change starts on the ground.

For Post-2015, International Community Should Focus on Enabling Sustainable Development

Ulysses Smith | Posted 12.28.2014 | World
Ulysses Smith

It is time for the international community to roll up its sleeves and get to the business of deciding the world's new development agenda, known as the Post-2015 Agenda, the successor to the Millennium Development Goals which expire at the end of next year.

The UNGA May Not Grasp It, But Civil Society Does

Elischia Fludd | Posted 12.03.2014 | World
Elischia Fludd

With the help of civil society organizations, citizens, governments and local authorities, the implementation for post 2015 will become more cohesive. The start to strong implementation that is innovative, relevant and effective is stronger language within the outcome document that will result from international negotiations.

We Can't Have A Post-2015 Agenda Without Sexual And Reproductive Health And Rights

Elisabeth Epstein | Posted 11.26.2014 | Impact
Elisabeth Epstein

When the leading cause of death among adolescent girls aged 15 to 19 is pregnancy and childbirth; when two-thirds of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa are among adolescent girls; and when 200 million women want to use family planning methods but lack access, the young girls and women of the world do not have a promiscuity problem -- they have a human rights problem.

When 'Development' Is Only Straightforward: The Untold Story of Mr. Mendis

Prashanthi Jayasekara | Posted 11.24.2014 | World
Prashanthi Jayasekara

Like other Millennials, I was born and raised into the millennium with destinies handcuffed to development goals and great expectations. As children we were enthralled by a crystal world that was believed to have great things lie within.

To Achieve Sustainable Development, We Must Reach the Most Marginalized and Vulnerable Children

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 11.22.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

Every September, world leaders convene in New York for the United Nations General Assembly meetings and discuss the most pressing global issues.

Put Children and Youth First in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Lynn M. Croneberger | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Lynn M. Croneberger

Protecting and nurturing children is absolutely vital to a more prosperous future and a world free of poverty, violence and inequality. But we can make a difference only when everyone gets involved to support change.

It's Time for Youth to Cross the Bridge - From Challenge to Opportunity

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 10.06.2014 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Youth now have the opportunity to speak up and express their biggest concerns and problems, in a global context.

Working Hard to Get the World We Want: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights After 2015

Katja Iversen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Katja Iversen

Imagine a world where no woman dies giving life, where unwanted pregnancies are a thing of the past, where every girl is able to attend school and receive a quality education, and where everybody -- including girls and women -- can exercise their rights and have the opportunity to fulfill their potential.

The Opportunity of a Generation: Ending Extreme Inequality

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

We need to tackle extreme inequality because is morally indefensible and socially corrosive -- undermining our health, affecting our well-being, and undermining peaceful societies.

The Devil, the Detail, and the Future of Development

Dana Wilkins | Posted 09.09.2014 | Impact
Dana Wilkins

Corruption is a disaster for development. It wastes the resources that can build sustainable economies, guts confidence in government, and fuels inequality and conflict.

Overcoming Inequality and Climate Change Key to Ending Poverty

Winnie Byanyima | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Winnie Byanyima

If we get it right, a bold new framework for global development next year, together with agreement at the UN climate talks in Paris, could provide the impetus for a transition to a more equal world -- a world without the scourge of poverty and climate change.

A Nigerian Lawyer With Cerebral Palsy: My Encounter

Freeman Osonuga | Posted 06.17.2014 | Impact
Freeman Osonuga

Tobi's life exemplifies the possibility for every child with disability to overcome the limitations of the disability and achieve their life's dreams.

Partnerships Are Essential to Addressing Nutrition and Post-2015 Development Goals

Marc Van Ameringen | Posted 06.16.2014 | Impact
Marc Van Ameringen

There is a great deal to learn from the experience of multi-stakeholder partnerships in food and nutrition security. My answer to the question on their role in the post MDGs is that they are essential. Governments on their own don't have the funding, skills or reach to succeed.

Making Inclusive Space: Bringing the 'Peoples' into the UN

Bonian Golmohammadi | Posted 03.26.2014 | World
Bonian Golmohammadi

Over the years, the relationship between the UN and "the people," or civil society, has eroded, and hasn't kept up with the changing dynamics of global governance.