As the CSW58 priority theme is “Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for women and girls,” Ecumenical Women is focusing over the next few months on educating our online community about the MDGs and ongoing dialogue about what will follow their completion.
While our previous post summarized the many different facets and timelines of post-2015, a discussion of how the dialogue has progressed thus far is also important. In that regard, we hope you find the following three resources from diverse perspectives helpful:
- “Crowdsourcing the next development agenda,” by Olav Kjørven, UN assistant secretary-general and director of bureau for development policy at UN development programme (UNDP). This piece, published in The Guardian on 9 May discusses the use of new communication technologies to increase global participation in the post-2015 dialogue.
- “Civil society group challenge High Level Panel to abandon business as usual,” by Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development. This update published on 6 May discusses the work of civil society organizations to ensure post-2015 dialogue is as open to grassroots participation as possible.
- “New global development agenda must have human rights at its core,” by Amnesty International. This news piece published on 10 May reviews the dialogue and discusses the need to move away from an aid-based model of development towards a central focus on human rights.
Finally, this extremely helpful resource publish by UNDP on 20 March provides preliminary analysis on learning from the dialogue: “The Global Conversation Begins.”
We hope you found this post helpful, and be sure to check back at Ecumenical Women frequently for resources on how each of the eight Millennium Development Goals relate to women and girls.