International Policies

Open Working Group Ends With Proposed Sustainable Development Goals

Last week, the U.N. Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals met for the last time, after a total of 13 meetings over 18 months. It was a grueling marathon negotiation that went through the wee hours on Friday … Continue Reading

International Policies, Youth

Time for Action as Sustainable Development Goals Take Shape

This is the last week of the United Nations’ Open Working Group meeting on the post-2015 development agenda, and the discussions are heating up. As goals and targets continue to be revised, the latest news is that sexual and reproductive … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

Post-2015 Agenda: Organized Chaos or Hot Mess? Sexual and Reproductive Health in Trouble as Goals Move Forward

The latest version of the zero draft report from the Open Working Group developing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) hit the internet late Monday evening. This is the final draft that member states will have a chance to respond to … Continue Reading

Environment, Population and Climate Change

Why is Sustainable Management of Oceans, Forests and Biodiversity a Population Issue?

“We need to protect our oceans as if our lives depend on it, because they do.” That was the message brought by Dr. Sylvia Earle from National Geographic to last week’s Eighth Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals … Continue Reading

International Policies

Your Cheat Sheet to the U.N.’s Post-2015 Development Process

The United Nations’ Post-2015 development agenda will define global development priorities between now and the year 2030. Those of us in civil society have been watching, reading, tracking and trying to figure out where we can insert ourselves in a … Continue Reading

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