Tagged: MDGs

NEWS: Gender Chart: Women Progress 2015

The 2015 Gender Chart, an addendum to the UN Secretary-General’s 2015 Millennium Development Goals Report, focuses not just on Goal 3, which calls for gender equality and women’s empowerment, but also tracks how gender equality is impacted by the remaining seven MDGs. By looking at the other goals from a gender perspective, the Gender Chart also emphasizes the inter-linkages between the goals and gender equality and women’s empowerment, in making progress on development and in achieving the MDGs…

BLOG: Human Rights Day. Let’s Talk About Love, Rumours and Intrigues.

How to make this blog entry interesting? Love. Rumours. Intrigues. Yes I will write about all that. Love. It is a Human Rights Day today. It is a day where the love of humanity won over any other needs and interests. It is a day where we officially say that all people of this planet… Read more »

BLOG: Why Alcohol Taxes Will Not Finance Development Post-2015

Reflections from Addis Ababa and the financing for development conference: why was alcohol taxation not taken up, despite the scientific evidence and the fact that alcohol is a major obstacle to development…

NEWS: Millennium Development Goals Final Report Launched

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping-off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, according to the final MDG report launched today by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon…

NEWS: EU Development Days: Health A Priority

The European Development Days (EDD), held in Brussels in the beginning of June, highlighted a number of health-related issues – such as the Ebola crisis, refugees’ right to health and the post-2015 agenda – making health one of the priority topics during the 2015 EDDs…

BLOG: An Alcohol Perspective On Dr. Chan’s WHO Speech

In her report to the WHO Executive Board 136th Session, DG Dr. Chan addressed the major challenges in global health. This article highlights the links to alcohol harm and alcohol policy inherent in her speech. An informative ride through important quotes and comments on them…

BLOG: Introducing Our Parallel Event At United Nations CSW58

The great line-up of amazing speakers who will address the three major epidemics burdening women and girls; and they’ll do this in ground-breaking fashion…