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HIV Should Continue To Be Important Element In Post-2015 Agenda, UNDP Official Says

Xinhua/GlobalPost: Interview: UNDP official voices hope HIV important element in post-2015 development agenda “A senior official with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has voiced hope that HIV would continue to be an important element in the post-2015 development agenda as it kills more than one million people every year.…

U.N. MDG On Reducing Child Deaths Will Not Be Met, Study Shows

Agence France-Presse: U.N. goal on child deaths set to be missed: study “A U.N. target for slashing infant deaths will be missed, mainly through failures to roll back infectious disease and complications during pregnancy, experts said on Wednesday. … The study, led by Robert Black of Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School…

Improving Maternal, Child Health Remains Vital MDG, Post-2015 Development Focus

The following editorials and opinion piece address issues surrounding maternal and child health care. The Lancet: Women, children, and adolescents: the post-2015 agenda Editorial Board “…A new concept of health that moves away from the notions of absence of disease and survival towards wellbeing, resilience, and capability could be integral…

Latin American Leaders, U.N.’s Ban Urge Sustained Commitment To MDGs

News outlets report on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the call from Latin American leaders and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for sustained commitment to achieve those goals, and talks surrounding the establishment of new development goals. Thomson Reuters Foundation: As U.N. meets, world struggles for soul of new development…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Post-2015 Development Goals

The following opinion pieces discuss the next round of global development goals against the backdrop of the U.N. General Assembly meeting in New York. Devex: Beyond 2015: A new agenda for a better world Jim Emerson, CEO of VSO International “People everywhere around the world want to be able to…

U.N. Discusses SDGs; Report Estimates Goal Monitoring To Cost $250B

News outlets report on the U.N.’s discussions surrounding the post-2015 development agenda and a new report estimating development goal monitoring will cost $250 billion. GlobalPost: At U.N. General Assembly, global health projects are big business “…While it is clear that the eight goals will not be met by the December…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Importance Of Addressing Women’s Health Now, Moving Forward

The following opinion pieces discuss the importance of addressing women’s health, including maternal health, family planning and reproductive health, and ensuring women’s health issues are reflected in development goals moving forward. Huffington Post: Which Way to Better Health: A Roadmap to Save Mothers and Newborns Liya Kebede, founder of the…

Data, Resources Needed To Monitor Development Goals

The Guardian: Cost of gathering data on new development goals could be crippling Bjørn Lomborg, adjunct professor at the Copenhagen Business School and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Centre “For the past decade and a half, the world has made a few smart promises with the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs):…

Blog Post Examines Strategies To Help End Gender-Based Violence

Center for Global Development’s “Views from the Center”: How Can We Fight the Pandemic of Global Violence against Women? CGD Research Associate Sarah Dykstra and Senior Fellow Charles Kenny discuss “the role that conditional cash transfers and other ‘nudges’ can play in reducing gender violence and in achieving other goals…