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

Family Planning, International Policies

Where Does Reproductive Health Stand in the Sustainable Development Goals?

Defining the world’s next development agenda is a huge job, and so it’s not surprise that the process has been going on for more than 18 months. But as we edge ever-closer to the 2015 deadline of the Millennium Development … Continue Reading

Family Planning, International Policies

47th CPD: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Last week, governments and civil society came together for the 47th session of the United Nations Commission on Population and Development (CPD). This CPD was particularly important because 2014 marks the 20th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and … Continue Reading

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Take a Selfie, Change the World?

From being named Oxford Dictionaries’ word of the year in 2013 to stealing the show at this year’s Oscars, the “selfie” has already become an inescapable part of our popular culture. Now, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is hoping … Continue Reading