With this year’s Commission on the Status of Women over and its Agreed Conclusions (in English) now finalized, Ecumenical Women is beginning to prepare for next year’s commission, CSW58. Although it is only in its initial planning stages, we do know that CSW58’s priority theme will be “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls.” With that priority theme in mind, Ecumenical Women will focus over the next few months on educating our online community about the MDGs and current conversations around what will follow their completion in a post-2015 development agenda.
While there is a lot out there on the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda, the following resources should provide you with a basic entry point for learning more about the topic. Be sure to check back here on our site frequently for videos, graphics, reports and other resources that discuss the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda in more detail, particularly how they relate to women and girls.
An introductory video on the MDGs and how they were formed:
As April 5th, 2013 marked the 1,000-day milestone until the 2015 target date to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, the UN has launched the #MDGmomentum campaign. For more info, click on the following infographic (and then share it with others on social media):
And finally, here are a few additional links to great resources on the MDGs and the post-2015 development agenda. Some of these will be explored further in future posts:
- A Gateway to the UN System’s Work on the MDGs
- Millennium Campaign
- UN Women’s #MDGmomentum Page
- ONE’s MDG Page
- MY World (a basic global survey on your priorities for the post-2015 development agenda)
- The World We Want 2015 (a platform for more in-depth discussion on the post-2015 development agenda)