Post-2015: the global conversation continues with new dialogues in 50 countries

Post-2015: the global conversation continues with new dialogues in 50 countries

The United Nations Development Group (UNDG) which unites 32 UN funds and programmes, including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), announced today its plan to launch Dialogues on Implementation of the Post-2015 development agenda in initially 50 countries.

The consultations will take the form of public meetings and discussions where policy planners, civil society representatives, community and private sector leaders will discuss how to best deliver the next sustainable development agenda that will build on the success of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG).

The dialogues will be supplemented by online consultations hosted on the World We Want 2015 platform.

“We are committed to changing the way multilateral development diplomacy works,” said Olav Kjorven, Special Advisor to the UNDP Administrator on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. “We will continue to expand the areas where people will be able to engage with the work of the United Nations.”

The findings from the  dialogues will be presented to the UN Member States during their negotiations of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 Agenda.

The dialogues will focus on identifying solutions and strategies around the following six thematic areas:

·         Localizing the post-2015 development agenda

·         Helping to strengthen capacities and institutions

·         Participatory monitoring, existing and new forms of accountability

·         Partnerships  with civil society and other actors

·         Partnerships with the private sector

·         Culture and development

“We are currently working with the UN Member States and our colleagues across the UN system on identifying the countries that will host the dialogues on implementation,” added Olav Kjorven. “We are aiming for a balanced regional and thematic representation so that the findings will be useful in the intergovernmental negotiations through which the UN Member States will agree the Sustainable Development Goals.”

In 2013, almost two million people engaged in sharing their priorities for the future development agenda through an initiative organized by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) in 88 countries, and through 11 thematic consultations and a global survey MY World. The results of workshops, interviews and online and offline polls are available in the report “A Million Voices: The World We Want”.

You can follow the discussions on Twitter under #Post2015.

More Information here

Gender, Economic, Social and Ecological Justice for Sustainable Development A Feminist Declaration for Post 2015


Gender, Economic, Social and Ecological Justice for Sustainable Development

A Feminist Declaration for Post 2015


As the United Nations decides on the future course of international developmentPost 2015, women of all ages, identities, ethnicities, cultures and across sectors and regions, are mobilizing for gender, social, cultural, economic and ecologicaljustice, sustainable development and inclusive peace. We seek fundamental structural and transformational changes to the current neoliberal, extractivist and exclusivedevelopment model that perpetuates inequalities of wealth, power and resources between countries, within countries and between men and women. We challenge the current security paradigm that increases investments in the military-industrial complex, which contributes to violent conflict between and within countries.

We demand a paradigm transformation from the current neoliberal economic model of development, which prioritizes profit over people, and exacerbates inequalities, war and conflict, militarism, patriarchy, environmental degradation and climate change. Instead, wecall for economic models and development approaches that are firmly rooted in principles of human rights and environmental sustainability, that address inequalities between people and states, and that rebalance power relations for justice so that the result is sustained peace, equality, the autonomy of peoples, and the preservation of the planet.

This transformational shift requires the redistribution of unequal and unfair burdens on women and girls in sustaining societal wellbeing and economies, intensified in times of violence and conflict, as well as duringeconomic and ecological crises.  It also must bring attention to the kind of growth generated and for this growth to be directed toward ensuring wellbeing and sustainability for all. It must tackle intersecting and structural drivers of inequalities, and multiple forms of discrimination based on gender, age, class, caste, race, ethnicity,place of origin, culturalor religious background, sexual orientation, gender identity, health status and abilities. This involves reviewing and reforming existing laws and policies that criminalize consensual behaviors related to sexuality and reproduction.

A development model that will work for women and girls of all ages and identitiesmust befirmly rooted in international human rightsprinciples and obligations, including non-retrogression, progressive realization, and the Rio principles, including common but differentiated responsibilities, as well as the fulfillment of theCairo Program of Action, the Beijing Platform for Action, and Extraterritorial Obligations of States as outlined in the Maastricht Principles. It also requires states to have ratified and implemented international human rights treaties, including on economic and social rights and women’s human rights, and multilateral environmental agreements.  Any sustainable development framework Post 2015 must aim for social inclusion and equity, human security and sustainable peace, the fulfillment of human rights for all and gender equality. It requiresreviewing the current security paradigm of investing heavily in militarized peace and security; respecting the secularity of the State where this is enshrined in national norms; reversing the current model of over-consumption and production to one of sustainable consumption, production, and distribution; and ensuring a new ecological sustainability plan that applies a biosphere approach and respect for planetary boundaries and ecological sustainability.

Weaim to build political commitment and to overcome financial and legal obstacles to sustainable development, peace, and the respect, protection and fulfillment ofall women’s human rights. We urge the international community to address the unjustsocial, economic and environmental conditions that perpetuate armed conflict,violence and discrimination, the feminization of poverty, commodification of natural resources, and threats to food sovereignty that impede women and girls from becoming empowered, realizing their human rightsand achieving gender equality.  Specifically, we call for:

1. Gender equality to be cross-cutting across all sustainable development goals, strategies and objectives, as well as astand alone goal to achieve gender equality, women’s empowerment and the full realization of women’s human rightsthat contributes to the redistribution of the current concentration of power, wealth and resources, including information and technology. We call for anend to all forms of gender-basedviolenceincluding early and forced marriages, female genital mutilation, honor killings and sexual violence, especially during and after conflict and natural disasters; an end to all forms of discrimination based on gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, cultural background and health status; a guarantee of women’s equal, full and effective participation at all levels of political, private and public life, leadership and decision-making, including in all peace processes; a guarantee of all women’s equal rights to land and property; aguarantee ofall women’s sexual, bodily and reproductive autonomy free from stigma, discrimination and violence; and the collection ofdata and statistics, disaggregated by, among others, gender, age, race, ethnicity, location, disability and socio-economic statusto inform the formulation, monitoring and evaluation of laws, policies and programs.

2. Any goal on education must include specific means toaddress the social, cultural and community practices that prevent girls, adolescents and women across the life-course from accessing and completing education and lifelong learning; create enabling environments for girls’ learning, including safety, hygiene, and mobility; achieve universal access to quality early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education for all children and eliminate gender gaps, with a focus on transitions between primary-secondary and secondary-tertiary in order to ensure retention and completion by girls, adolescents and young people; provide formal and non-formal education for all women to be aware of and able to exercise their human rights;ensure comprehensive sexuality education programs that promote values of respect for human rights, freedom, non-discrimination, gender equality, non-violence and peace-building; implement education curricula that are gender-sensitive and eliminategender stereotypes, sexism, racism and homophobia, and that provide teacher training to enable the delivery of un-biased, non-judgmental education


3. Any goalon health must includethe achievement of the right tothe highest attainable standard of health, including sexual and reproductive health and rights. Health services must be integrated and comprehensive, free from violence, coercion, stigma and discrimination, and emphasize equitable access, especially for adolescents, to contraception, including emergency contraception, information on assisted reproduction, maternity care, safe abortion, prevention and treatment of STIs and prevention, treatment, care and support of HIV, as well as services for those suffering from violence and in situations of emergencies and armed conflict. All services must be accessible, affordable, acceptable and of quality.  New investments and strategies for health and the development of goals, targets and indicators must be firmly based on human rights, including sexual and reproductive rights.

4. To ensure economic justice we call for an enabling international environment for development that upholds the extra-territorial obligation of states to ensure macroeconomic and financial policies meet economic and social rights as enshrined in the Maastricht principles.This includes development-oriented trade, fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policies, progressive tax measures, a sovereign debt workout mechanism, and ending trade and investment treaties that impoverish nations and people;challenging global intellectual property rights frameworks; eliminating harmful subsidies; boosting productive capacity through an inclusive and sustainable industrialization strategy of diversified economic sectors moving from carbon intensive to safe and environmentally sound societies; transformingthe gendered division of labor and assuringthe redistribution of paid and unpaid work, while ensuring decent work and a living wage for all; implementing a universal social protection floor for persons of all agesto access basic services such as health care,child and elder care, education, food, water, sanitation, energy, housing and employment; recognition and account for the value of care work andprotect the rights of care workers throughout the global care chain and guarantee women’s equal access to resources; promotion of technology transfer, financing, monitoring, assessment, and research in line with the precautionary principle; increased financing for gender equality and women’s human rights and re-directing investments in the warfare industry from militarized security to human security.

5. To promote ecological justice, we call for ensuring the health of ecosystems and ecosystem services are protected and restored and that the intrinsic value of nature is recognized and respected;an end to the commodification of nature; securing safe, sustainable and just production and consumption patterns and eliminating hazardous substances and technologies; ensuring food and water sovereignty for all, paying particular attention to small holder farmers and fisher-folk, who are often women, as key economic actors whose right to use and own land and access forests, grass and waste-lands, rivers, lakes, seas and oceans should be protected through legally binding safeguards, includingagainst land and resource grabbing; respect for the unique knowledge of indigenous peoples and local communities, including peasant and coastal communities, and ensuring the right to free, prior and informed consent in any development projects that may affect the lands, territories and resources which they own, occupy or otherwise use; address the inequality, pressure and exploitation of women living in poverty within urban and rural communities, including through reversing rapid and unsustainable urbanization to prevent degradation of ecosystems and exploitation of resources that exacerbates injustice in urban, peri-urban and rural areas. Ecological justice requires a strengthened United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, fulfillment of the Maastricht Principles on Extraterritorial Obligations of States, and a clear recognition of the cultural and ecosystem losses that climate change has already failed to save- and the crises faced by small island developing states- particularly by strengthening the newly established Loss and Damage mechanism under the UNFCCC.

With regard togovernance and accountability and means of implementation of the sustainable development framework, we call for a prioritization of public financing over public-private partnerships as well as transparency and accountability in both public and private actions related to sustainable development. Private sector is profit-oriented by nature and not obligated to invest in social needs and global public goods.  Today, thirty-seven of the world’s 100 largest economies are corporations. The public sector—whose crucial roles include the financing necessary for poverty eradication, meeting social needs and financing global public goods—thus remains essential for a sustainable development financing strategy.All public budgetsneed to be transparent, open to public debate,gender responsiveand allocate adequate resources to achieving these priorities, including through the implementation of international financial transaction taxes. We must ensure the meaningful participation of women in the design, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of the development goals, policies and programs, as well as during peace-building efforts, protect all women human rights defenders, and guarantee their safety and non persecution. There must be access to effective remedies and redress at the national level for women’s human rights violations. Monitoring and evaluation should include reporting of states on their obligations before the Universal Periodic Review, CEDAW and its Optional Protocol, and other human rights mechanisms and under multilateral environmental agreements.  Regulation, accountability and transparency of non-state actors, particularly trans-national corporations and public-private partnerships, are critical for achieving sustainable development.Justice will not be possible without effective governance mechanisms, for which it is necessary to guarantee the respect for, enforceability and justiciability of all human rights, as well as ensuring the rule of law and the full participation of civil society, in conditions of equality between men and women.








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List of Signatories (as of February 28, 2014)


1.        1325 Policy Group-Sweden

2.        AAARP International

3.        Aahung- Pakistan

4.        AAWU (All Afghan Women Union)- Afghanistan

5.        Action Aid International

6.        Action Canada for Population and Development- Canada

7.        Adéquations- France

8.        ADPDH- Mauritania 

9.        Advocates for Youth and Health Development- Nigeria

10.     AEEFG- Tunisia

11.     African Indigenous Women’s Organization

12.     African Women’s Development and Communication Network (FEMNET)

13.     AIDS Accountability International

14.     Akahata-Equipo de Trabajo en Sexualidades y Géneros

15.     Akina Mama waAfrika( AMwA)- Uganda

16.     Alianza LAC juventudesrumbo a Cairo +20- Latin America and the Caribbean

17.     Alianzapor la Solidaridad

18.     American Jewish World Service- USA

19.     Anis – Institute of Bioethics, Human Rights and Gender (Brazil)

20.     ApnaGhar, Inc- USA

21.     Arab Women’s Organization- Jordan

22.     Arab Youth Network for SRHR

23.     ArticulaciónFeministaMarcosur- Latin America

24.     Articulación Regional Feminista- Latin America

25.     Articulación Regional de Organizaciones de la Sociedad Civil de América Latina y el Caribe hacia Cairo más 20- Latin America and the Caribbean

26.     Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD)

27.     Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants- Hong Kong

28.     Asia Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)

29.     Asia Pacific Women’s Watch (APWW)

30.     AsociaciónLatinoamericana de Población-ALAP

31.     Association Camerounaise pour la Prise en charge des PersonnesAgees- Cameroun

32.     Association for Liberty and Equality for Gender (ALEG)- Romania

33.     Association for Women’s Rights and Development (AWID)

34.     Association of War Affected Women

35.     ASTRA Network

36.     ATHENA Network

37.     Atria, institute on Gender Equality and Women’s History

38.     Aurora New Dawn

39.     Austrian Family Planning Association

40.     Aware Girls- Pakistan

41.     Balance, Promociónpara el desarrollo y la juventud- Mexico

42.     BanteaySrei- Cambodia

43.     Beyond Beijing Committee (BBC)- Nepal

44.     Black Sea Women’s Club- Ukraine

45.     Bougainville Women’s Federation- Papua New Guinea

46.     CamASEAN Youth’s Future (CamASEAN)- Cambodia

47.     Cameroon Indigenous Women’s Forum- Cameroon

48.     Campaña 28 de Septiembrepor la Despenalización del Aborto de América Latina y el Caribe

49.     CampañaporunaConvenciónInteramericana de los DerechosSexuales y Reproductivos

50.     Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network

51.     Canadian Network of Women’s Shelters and Transition Houses- Canada

52.     Caribbean Family Planning Association

53.     Caring Economy Campaign

54.     CatchAFyah Caribbean Feminist Network

55.     CBM- Europe

56.     Center for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

57.     Center for Encounter and active non-violence-Austria

58.     Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE)- USA

59.     Center for Partnership Studies

60.     Center for Reproductive Rights

61.     Center for Women’s Global Leadership (CWGL)

62.     Centre for Creative Initiatives in Health and Population (CCIHP)- Vietnam

63.     Centre for Health Education, Training and Nutrition Awareness (CHETNA)- India

64.     Centre for Human Rights and Climate Change Research

65.     Centro Feminista de Estudos e Assessoria: CFEMEA 

66.     ChimkentWomenresource Center,  Kazakhstan

67.     Circle Connections- USA

68.     Círculo de Juventud Afrodescendiente de lasAméricas-CJAA 

69.     Civic Initiatives Support Center

70.     CoaliciónCaribeñaPoblación y Desarrollo

71.     Coalición Contra el Tráfico de Mujeres y Niñas en América Latina y El Caribe

72.     CoaliciónNacional de SC hacia Cairo más 20 

73.     Coaliciónpor la Salud de lasMujeres en México

74.     CoaliciónSalvadoreña de Mujeresrumbo a Cairo + 20

75.     Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR)  

76.     Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL)

77.     COC Netherlands

78.     ComisiónNacional de SeguimientoMujeresporDemocracia, equidad y ciudadanía- CNSmujeres

79.     Comité de América Latina y El Caribe para la Defensa de los Derechos de la Mujer- CLADEM   

80.     Common Language- China

81.     Community Practitioners Platform- Guatemala

82.     Congo Men´s Network (COMEN)- Congo

83.     ConsejoLatinoamericano de Iglesias-CLAI

84.     ConsejoLatinoamericano y del Caribe de organizaciones no gubernamentales con servicio en VIH/SIDA- LACASSO 

85.     ConsorcioLatinoamericano contra el abortoinseguro-CLACAI

86.     ConsorcioLatinoamericano de Anticoncpeción de Emergencia-CLAE 

87.     Coordinación de Mujeres del Paraguay 

88.     Coordinación Red FeministaCentroamericana contra la ViolenciahacialasMujeres-CEMUJER

89.     Coordinadora de la Mujer- Bolivia

90.     Corporación Centro de Apoyo popular –CENTRAP

91.     Corporación Humanas- Chile

92.     CREA- India

93.     Danish Socialdemocratic Youth- Denmark

94.     Danish Women´s Society- Denmark

95.     Darfur Women’s Association

96.     Darpana- India
Citizens Resource and Action Initiative- India

97.     Day Ku Aphiwat (DKA)- Cambodia

98.     Democracy in Action

99.     Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era – DAWN 

100.  Diverse Voices in Action for Equality (DIVA)- Fiji

101.  Drag it to the Top- Pakistan

102.  Dutch Council of Women- Netherlands

103.  East African Women

104.  Ecco-Accord- Russia

105.  Ecumenical, Multicultural Equity for Women in the Church Community–United States

106.  Education as Vaccine EVA- Nigeria

107.  Education International- Belgium

108.  Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights- Egypt

109.  Ekta- India

110.  El Closet de Sor Juana- Mexico

111.  ELA- Argentina

112.  Ender- Solomon Islands

113.  Engender- South Africa

114.  Enlace Continental de MujeresIndígenas de lasAméricas

115.  EquisJusticia par alas Mujeres- Mexico    

116.  EspacioIberoamericano de Juventud

117.  Faculty of Postgraduate Studies- University of Health Sciences, Laos

118.  Family Planning Association of Trinidad and Tobago- Trinidad and Tobago

119.  Fellowship of Reconciliation

120.  Feminist Approach to Technology- India

121.  Feminist League Almaty, Kazakhstan    
122.  Feminist League Kokshetay, Kazakhstan   

123.  Feminist Task Force

124.  Femmes Africa Solidarité

125.  Femmes et DroitsHumains- Mali

126.  FIAN International

127.  Fiji Women’s Rights Movement

128.  Fortress of Hope Africa- Kenya

129.  Forum of Women’s NGOs of Kyrgyzstan

130.  Fountain-ISOKO for Good Governance and Integrated Development- Burundi

131.  Friends of the Earth- Ukraine

132.  Fundación Guatemala

133.  Fundación Mexicana Para la Planificación Familiar- México

134.  FundaciónparaEstudio e Investigación de la Mujer (FEIM), Argentina

135.  Fundaciónpara la Formación de LíderesAfrocolombianosAfrolider- Colombia

136.  GADIP- Sweden

137.  Gather the Women

138.  GAYa NUSANTARA- Indonesia

139.  Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)- Zimbabwe

140.  Gender and Development Network (GADN)- UK

141.  Genre deme So- Mali

142.  Genre en Action

143.  Gestos- HIV, Communication and Gender- Brazil

144.  Global Action on Aging

145.  Global Forrest Coalition

146.  Global Fund for Women

147.  Global Network of Women Peacebuilders

148.  GPPAC Western Balkans

149.  Graduate women association of the Netherlands, VVAO

150.  Gray Panthers- USA

151.  Greater New Orleans

152.  Grupo de Información en Reproducción Elegida- GIRE

153.  Grupo de Seguimiento a Cairo- Bolivia

154.  Grupo de Trabajo en Sexualidades y Géneros Argentina

155.  GrupoGénero y Macroeconomía de América Latina- GEMLAC

156.  GrupoInternacional de Mujeres y SIDA-IAWC International Community of Women living with HIV-AISD-

157.  Help Age International

158.  Huairou Commission

159.  Humanitarian Organization for Poverty Eradication (HOPE-PK)- Pakistan

160.  ICW Latina

161.  ILGA LAC 

162.  INCRESE- Nigeria

163.  Indian Christian Women’s Movement- India

164.  Indian Women Theologians’ Forum- India

165.  Indigenous Information network and African Indigenous women’s organization- East Africa

166.  Initiative for the Elimination of Violence against Women and Children-Nigeria

167.  Institute for Science and Human Values, USA

168.  Institute of Human Rights Communication Nepal (IHRICON)

169.  Institutes for Women and Global Change- Costa Rica

170.  Instituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir- Mexico

171.  InstitutoQualivida

172.  InterAfrica Network for Women- FAMEDEV

173.  International Alliance of Women

174.  International Council on Social Welfare

175.  International Ecological Assosiation of Women of the Orient, Kazakhstan

176.  International Federation of Social Workers

177.  International Fellowship of Reconcilliation

178.  International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC), United States

179.  International Kontakt- Denmark

180.  International Lesbian and Gay Association- ILGA

181.  International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse

182.  International Planned Parenthood Federation-IPPF  

183.  International Public Policy Institute

184.  International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)

185.  International Women’s Partnership for Peace and Justice (IWP)- Thailand

186.  International Women’s Development Agency- IWDA

187.  International Women’s Health Coalition- IWHC

188.  International Women´s Rights Project

189.  Ipas

190.  IraqiIndependentWomanOrganization (IIWO) / Iraq

191.  Isis International

192.  Italian Association for Women in Development (AIDOS)- Italy

193.  Italian Coordination of the European Womenìs Lobby / Lef-Italia

194.  IWRAW- Asia Pacific

195.  JAGORI- India

196.  Just Associates (JASS)

197.  KALYANAMITRA- Indonesia

198.  Kampuchea Women Welfare Association (KWWA)- Cambodia

199.  KULU- Women and Development- Denmark


201.  Leadership for Environment and Development Southern and Eastern Africa- Malawi

202.  LeitanaNehan Women’s Development Agency, Autonomous Region of Bougainville, Papua New Guinea

203.  Lesbianas, Gays. Bisexuales, Trans e intersexuales de América Latina y El Carible

204.  LokChetnaVikas Kendra- LCVK India

205.  MADRE

206.  MahilaSarvangeenUtkarshMandal (MASUM), India

207.  Matrix Support Group- Lesotho

208.  Meditteranean Women’s Fund

209.  Men for Gender Equality, MfJ, Sweden

210.  Men’s Resources International

211.  MenEngage Alliance-Nepal

212.  Mesa de Vigilanciapor la Defensa de los DerechosSexuales y ReproductivosPerú

213.  Mesa Interinstitucional de Mujeres- Colombia

214.  Middle East and North Africa Partnership for Preventing of Armed Conflict (MENAPAC)

215.  Monfemnet- Mongolia

216.  MouvementFrançais pour le Planning Familial- France

217.  MovimientoLatinoamerica y del Caribe de MujeresPositivas, MLCM+

218.  Mujer y Salud Uruguay (MYSU)

219.  Multicultural Women Peace Makers Network

220.  Nansen Dialogue Centre-Serbia

221.  Nansen Dialogue Centre- Montenegro

222.  Naripokkho- Bangladesh

223.  National Alliance of Women’s Human Rights Defenders (NAWHRD)- Nepal

224.  National Council of Women- USA

225.  National Fisheries Solidarity Movement- India

226.  New Wineskins Feminist Ritual Community- USA

227.  NGO Gender Group- Myanmar

228.  Niger Delta Women’s movement for Peace and Development (NDWPD), Nigeria

229.  Non-Violence Network in theArabCountries

230.  Pacific Women’s Indigenous Network

231.  Pacific Youth Council

232.  Partners for Law and Development- India

233.  PermanentPeaceMovement (PPM)

234.  Permanent Peace Movement (PPM)- Lebanon

235.  Phoenix Women Take Back the Night

236.  PILIPINA Legal Resources Center, The Philippines

237.  PlataformaJuvenilSalvadoreñapor los derechossexuales y derechosreproductivos

238.  Platform Women & Sustainable Peace (Platform VDV)- Netherlands

239.  Polish Federation for Women and Family Planning (FEDERA)- Poland

240.  Popular Education Programme- South Africa

241.  Population Matters- UK

242.  Programme on Women’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights- India

243.  Project Swarajya- India

244.  Promundo- Brasil

245.  Psychology, Trauma & Mindfulness Centre (PTMC), Australia

246.  PunangaTauturuInc (Cook Islands WomensCounselling Centre)

247.  Raimbow Identity Association-Botswana

248.  ReacciónClimática- Bolivia

249.  Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice-RESURJ

250.  Red Boliviana de Personas Viviendo con VIH (REDBOL)- Bolivia

251.  Red de Educación Popular entre Mujeres-REPEM   

252.  Red de masculinidadpor la igualdad de género

253.  Red de mujeresAfrolatinoamericanas, Afrocaribeñas y de la Diáspora

254.  Red de MujeresTrabajadorasSexuales de Lationamerica y el Caribe-REDTRASEX  

255.  Red de Salud de lasMujeresLatinoamericanas y El Caribe- RSMLAC     

256.  Red Latinoamericana y Caribeña de Juventudespor los derechossexuales y reproductivos REDLAC  

257.  Red Latinoamericanas de Católicaspor el Derecho a Decidir -CDD  

258.  Red Mundial de Mujerespor los DerechosReproductivos

259.  Red Nacional de Jóvenes y Adolescentespara la Salud Sexual y Reproductiva (RedNac)- Argentina

260.  Regional Centre for Dalit Studies, INDIA


262.  RethinkingHealthMatters

263.  Réussirl’égalité Femmes-hommes (REFH)- France

264.  Rights for All Women (RAW)- Denmark

265.  RMMDR Red Nacional de Jóvenes y Adolescentespor la Salud Sexual y Reproductiva- Argentina

266.  ROZAN- Pakistan

267.  Rural Women National Association RWNA-Romania

268.  Rural Women Peace Link- Kenya

269.  SAHAYOG- India

270.  Salamander Trust- UK

271.  Sci-Tech Service Center for Rurua Women in China

272.  Secular Women

273.  ServiciosEcumenicosparaReconciliacion y Reconstruccion –SERR

274.  ShirkatGah- Pakistan

275.  SíMujer – Nicaragua 

276.  SILAKA, Cambodia

277.  Smart Women’s Community- Japan

278.  South Asian Feminist Alliance (SAFA)- Afghanistan

279.  South Asian Women’s Centre

280.  Space Allies- Japan

281.  Spiritual Alliance to Stop Intimate Violence

282.  Sri Lanka Women’s NGO Forum- Sri Lanka

283.  SUGRAMA- India

284.  Support for Women in Agriculture and Environment (SWAGEN)- Uganda

285.  SUTRA (Social Uplift Through Rural Action)- India

286.  SWADHINA- India

287.  Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU) – Sweden

288.  Taller Salud – Puerto Rico

289.  TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues)- India

290.  TheMiddle East and North AfricaPartnershipforPreventing of ArmedConflict (MENAPAC)

291.  The YP Foundation- India

292.  Third World Network

293.  TIYE International- The Netherlands

294.  Triangle Project- South Africa

295.  UNGASS AIDS Forum on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

296.  Unite Women New York

297.  United and Strong- St. Lucia

298.  United Federation of Danish Workers, Center for Equality and Diversity- Denmark

299.  Vision Spring Initiatives- Nigeria

300.  Voice for Change- South Sudan

301.  Voluntary Health Association- India

302.  WAR Against Rape- Pakistan

303.  We are Enough- USA

304.  WIDE- Network for Women’s Rights and Feminist Perspectives in Development- Austria

305.  WIDE+ European Network around women’s rights and development

306.  Widows for Peace through Democracy

307.  Wo=Men Dutch Gender Platform- the Netherlands

308.  Womankind Worldwide

309.  Women Against Nuclear Power- Finland

310.  Women for Peace and Development- Kenya

311.  Women for Peace in the Moluccas

312.  Women for Peace in the Moluccas (VrouwenvoorVrede op de Molukken)- Netherlands

313.  Women for Peace- Germany

314.  Women for Peace- Netherlands

315.  Women for Women´s Human Rights, New Ways (WWHR)-Turkey

316.  Women House Development Center- Palestine

317.  Women in Europe for a Common Future (WECF)- Netherlands

318.  Women in Law and Development in Africa / Femmes, Droit et Développement en Afrique

319.  Women in Peacebuilding Network (WIPNET)- West Africa

320.  Women Power Connect- India

321.  Women Sport International

322.  Women to Women Ministries

323.  Women Waking the World

324.  Women’s Global Network for Reproductive Rights (WGNRR)

325.  Women’s Grassroots Congress, WGC, United States of America

326.  Women’s Legal and Human Rights Bureau (WLB) – Philippines

327.  Women’s Coalition- Turkey

328.  Women’s Earth and Climate Change Caucus

329.  Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)

330.  Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)

331.  Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC)- Nepal

332.  Women’s School for Healing Arts and Sciences- USA

333.  Women’s Solidarity- Austria

334.  Women Sport International

335.  Women’s Workers Union- India

336.  Women´s Media Colective- Sri Lanka

337.  Women´s Peacemakers Program (WPP)- Netherlands

338.  World Student Christian Federation in Europe (WSCF-E)- Germany

339.  World Young Women’s Christian Association (WYWCA)

340.  YouAct: European Youth Network on Sexual and Reproductive Rights

341.  Young Women´s Leadership Institute- Kenya

342.  Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights

343.  Yunnan Health and Development Research Association (YHDRA)- China






UN General Assembly President launches initiative for post-2015 development agenda

UN General Assembly President launches initiative for post-2015 development agenda

6 February 2014 – General Assembly President John Ashe today launched a major effort to harness the support of all 193 United Nations Member States and civil society to formulate a new development agenda with the potential to guide the course of humankind away from poverty for decades to come.

“Like all of you, I am all too aware of the enormous challenges facing our globe,” he told an interactive briefing of global civil society representatives from UN Headquarters in New York. “With the 2015 deadline looming, we need to be collectively focused on building momentum for the post-2015 agenda.”

Mr. Ashe has made the effort to achieve a new post-2015 development agenda to succeed the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) the hallmark of his year-long Assembly presidency which ends in September.

The MDGs, agreed by world leaders at a UN summit in 2000, aim to slash extreme hunger and poverty, cut maternal and infant mortality, combat disease and provide access to universal education and health care, all by the end of 2015. But these targets will not be reached in many countries and areas, and they will be incorporated in an even more ambitious post-2015 agenda.

“You and your various organizations are the trusted partners of the United Nations,” Mr. Ashe said. “As President of the 68th session of the General Assembly, I see no greater task or mandate for my term than to support this vital process of getting the framework and content of the post-2015 development agenda right, so that people everywhere can live in dignity and with opportunities in their societies and economies…”

“I am confident that we can all come together around one global sustainable development agenda, with poverty eradication at its centre and with true ownership from both governmental and non-governmental actors alike.”

Mr. Ashe has set six major initiatives to jumpstart progress on sustainable development after 2015. In the coming months he will convene three high-level events focused on women, youth and civil society (6-7 March); human rights and rule of law (17-18 June); and South-South cooperation, triangular cooperation and information communication technology (ICT) for development (20-21 May).

He will also three thematic debates, on the role of partnerships (9-10 April); how stable and peaceful societies can contribute to development (24-25 April); and on the way that water, sanitation and sustainable energy (18-19 February) can contribute to the post-2015 development agenda.

Also addressing today’s briefing, UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson noted that elaborating a new development agenda has already benefited from an unprecedented and inclusive approach.

“Non-governmental organizations, the private sector, local authorities, trade unions, academics and citizens themselves have all been involved,” he said.

“I sense great dynamism in this room. Civil society groups are driving progress across the international agenda. On peace, human rights, inequalities, rule of law, climate change, poverty eradication, sustainable development and many other issues we rely also on you to push for progress among Governments – and generate action on the ground,” he added.

“We are at a crossroads on our journey to define the future development agenda. I count on you to continue advancing alongside Governments every step of the way. Civil society organizations are a source of ideas and inspiration. You are key critical development partners, agents of change, and watchdogs.”

Indigenous people and inqualities



Promoting equality, social equity. Gender equality and women empowerment.


Inequality and indigenous Peoples


 Presentation by Lucy Mulenkei -Indigenous Information Network and the chair of African Indigenous women organizations



Thank you Co Chair


 In preparations for this process, Indigenous Peoples globally participated in the UN Development Group Global Thematic Consultations on Inequalities. These included a three-week-long e-discussion on indigenous peoples and inequalityco-moderated by the Secretariat of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issue, UN Women and UNICEF. The main purpose was to ensure the contribution of Indigenous Peoples in the process and to secure a sustainable development process of post-2015 agenda that includes Indigenous Peoples. This was crucial as already there was a gap expressed by Indigenous Peoples and especially women and youth who felt invisible in Millennium Development goals and related national reports that did not provide disaggregated data reflect their situation


Inequalities of Indigenous Peoples include the non-recognition of their collective land rights Socio, economic, political inequality and unequal access to public services. These practices impair indigenous peoples’ rights over and access to ancestral lands, forests, waters and other natural resources, which are important for their subsistence as well as for their cultural and spiritual well-being. Without access to their land and natural resources, Indigenous Peoples feel poor and marginalized in search of their livelihoods. These problems have forced many able and young men and women to migrate to cities to look for employment causing them further discrimination.  As migrants to cities and labour intensive work places Indigenous women and children are exposed to risks, sexual abuse, trafficking, hazardous child labour, and general exploitation. Inequality affects indigenous women more and because of this, face doubles and young indigenous women face triple discrimination with mainstream society and within their own because of their sex, being indigenous.


Unfortunately these inequalities still exit despite an extensive legal framework that recognizes indigenous peoples’ right to enjoy the full range of human rights and equal opportunities. This framework includes the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), ILO Convention No. 169, the International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination—ICERD, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women—CEDAW  and other frameworks at the national and regional levels.


The post-2015 agenda must create policy space for equitable development, and must require States to fulfill their obligations to develop monetary policies that support, rather than undermine, women’s and indigenous people’s rights. There is need to recognize indigenous peoples economies no matter how small. They have for years sustained their livelihoods in these economies, and   should not be sidelines or threatened by national development strategies which are closely tied to private sector investments and natural resources and extractive industries. Free, Prior and Informed Consent of Indigenous peoples and local communities is required for any projects and developments that may affect lands which they own, occupy or otherwise use.  Recognition of indigenous peoples’ collective rights, in particular the right to land, and natural resources, education and health and the consideration of special conditions and needs of indigenous women, children, youth and indigenous persons with disabilities will be one of the positive ways to reduce and eliminate poverty and inequalities  among Indigenous peoples, women and children.



Co- Chairs, it is important that the SDGs and the Post 2015 framework include the implementation of a human rights-based approach to development that takes into account issues of equality and sustainability, and endorses the fundamental concept of development with culture and identity. The framework into the agenda should guarantee the full implementation of existing human rights agreements.

The post-2015 agenda must recognize women and indigenous peoples as full rights holders, and integrate comprehensive strategy accountability mechanisms to fulfil economic, social,  cultural   and political rights. States should involve include women and indiegnsou peoples in leadership and decisoin making process and take the unique opportunity to strengthen women’s and Indigenous Peoples right to meaningfully particpate in formulating, implementing, and monitoring the post-2015 agenda.



FOMAWA Newsletter No 11


March 8           international women’s day.March 21      international day for the elimination of racial discriminationMarch 22         world water dayApril 7             world health day

May 15             international day of families

May 17             world information society day

May 21              world day for cultural diversity for dialogue and development

May 22               International day for biological diversity

May 31                World no-tobacco day

June 4                   International day of innocent children victim of aggression

June 5                  World environment day

June 17                World day to combat desertification and drought

June 20                 World refugee day

June 26                 International day against drugs abuse and illicit trafficking

July 11                  World population day

August 9                International day for the world’s indigenous people

August 12              International youth day

September 8          International literacy day

September 15         International day of democracy

September 16         International day for preservation of Ozone layer

September 21         International day of peace

October 1               International day of older people

October 10              World mental health day

October 16               World food day

November 6             International day for preventing the exploitation of the environment in

war and armed conflict

November 14            World diabetes day

November 16             International day of tolerance

November 20             Universal children’s day

November 25             International day for the elimination of violence against women

December 1                World Aids day

December 3                 International day for disabled persons

December 5                 International volunteer day for economic and social development

December 7                 International civil aviation day

December 9                 International anti-corruption day

December 10               Human rights day

December 11               International mountain day

December 18               International migrant day








Convention on Biological Diversity

Date                                       meeting                                                venue                     location


May 13- may 13-18                      World Association of Soil and                                                         Bangkok, Thailand  

Water Cons                                              conservation Conference                                                                                                                            


May 13-15                      International Conference on Forests for       FAO Headquarters       Rome, Italy

                                          Food Security and Nutrition

May 15-23                     65th Session of the WMO Executive                                                       Geneva, Switzerland  

                                         Council Session

May 17-18                     Leadership Summit for the Caribbean

                                          Challenge Initiative (CCI)                                                                            United Kingdom

May 13-26                     Environmental Sustainability E-discussion:

                                         Translating Global Commons and Universal

                                          Agenda to Local Action and Context                                                             virtual   

may 20-31                     Twelfth Session of the UN Permanent Forum

                                         on Indigenous Issues                                                UN Headquarters   New York, USA

MAY 22                          International Day for Biological

                                         Diversity 2013                                                                                             worldwide

May 26-27                Semantics for Biodiversity – International

                                     Workshop                                                                                                      Montpellier, France

May 27-31                 International Conference for International

                                    Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities Land

                                          and Sea Managers Network                                                                     Darwin, Australia

may 27-31             Trondheim Conference on Biodiversity: Ecology

                                      and Economy for a Sustainable Society                                                        Trondheim, Norway

june1-6                   IPBES First Full MEP and Bureau Meeting                                                         Bergen, Norway

June 9-11                International Expert and Stakeholder Workshop

                                 on the Contribution of Indigenous and Local

                                  Knowledge Systems to IPBES                                                                             Tokyo, Japan

June 10-13            International Interdisciplinary Conference

                                  on Land Use and Water Quality (LuWQ 2013)        Bel-Air Hote          he Hague, Netherlands

june 13-15               Third International Conference Waters in              Hotel Westin

                                  Sensitive and Protected Areas                                 Izidora Kršnjavoga           Zagreb, Croatia

June 18-20             GEF 44th Council Meeting                             ,     Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

July 1-4                  international Conference on Plant Genetic

                                Resources, Food Security and Climate                                   Bandung, Indonesia

                                Change, and Third High-level Roundtable on the ITPGR

July 8-12                Forum on Wetlands for Livelihoods               Göteborg Convention Centre           Gothenburg, Sweden


August 26-30     Sixth International Ecosystem                           Pan Pacific Nirwana                               Bali, Indonesia

                              Services Partnership Conference

September 9-13    Global Ocean Action Summit                                        The Hague, Netherlands

Sep 29-oct 2       First International Conference on

                              Global Food Security                                                            Noordwijk, Netherlands

Oct 14-18                     IPCC 37                                                                            Georgia [tentative]



October 13        World Food Day: Sustainable Food

                            Systems for Food Security and Nutrition                         worldwide

Oct 21-25     Third International Marine Protected

                         Area Congress                                                            Marseille (Provence-Alpes-Cote D’Azur), France

Nov 19-20    Caring for Climate Business Forum:

                        Innovation. Ambition. Collaboration                     Warsaw, Poland

Nov 27-29    International Conference on Climate Change,

                        Water and Disaster in Mountainous Areas                       Kathmandu, Nepal

DEC 9-13            European Forest Week                                                 Rovaniemi, Finland
















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30 Jan –
01 Feb 2013
71st Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
04 Feb –
08 Feb 2013
63rd Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
25 Feb –
26 Feb 2013
8th CGE Meeting Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
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08 Mar 2013
72nd Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
05 Mar –
08 Mar 2013
Second Meeting of the Adaptation Committee Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
08 Mar –
10 Mar 2013
Third Meeting of the Standing Committee on Finance Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
13 Mar –
16 Mar 2013
23rd meeting of the LEG Lomé, Togo UNFCCC
13 Mar –
15 Mar 2013
Mid-Term Review Workshop of the Capacity Building Project on Sustainable National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Management Systems in Eastern and Southern Africa Namibia UNFCCC
18 Mar –
22 Mar 2013
LEG regional training workshop on adaptation for Francophone LDCs Lomé, Togo UNFCCC
21 Mar –
22 Mar 2013
31st Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
21 Mar –
23 Mar 2013
UNFCCC technical workshop on ecosystem-based approaches for adaptation to climate change under the Nairobi Work Programme on impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to climate change Dar es Salaam, Tanzania UNFCCC
22 Mar 2013 12th meeting of the plenary of the Compliance Committee of the Kyoto Protocol Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
23 Mar 2013 13th meeting of the facilitative branch of the Compliance Committee Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
23 Mar 2013 22nd meeting of the enforcement branch of the Compliance Committee Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
25 Mar 2013 Expert meeting on technology roadmaps Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
26 Mar –
27 Mar 2013
5th Technology Executive Committee Meeting Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
16 Apr –
19 Apr 2013
40th Meeting of the CDM Small Scale Working Group Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
16 Apr –
18 Apr 2013
GHG Training Seminar Bonn,Germany UNFCCC
16 Apr –
19 Apr 2013
Regional workshop to promote international collaboration in facilitating preparation, submission and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation actions Maseru, Lesotho UNFCCC
22 Apr –
26 Apr 2013
59th Meeting of the CDM Methodology Panel Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
22 Apr –
25 Apr 2013
64th Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
24 Apr –
25 Apr 2013
Workshop on the implications of the implementation of decisions 2/CMP.7 to 4/CMP.7 and 1/CMP.8 on the previous decisions on methodological issues related to the Kyoto Protocol, including those relating to Articles 5, 7 and 8 of the Kyoto Protocol Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
29 Apr –
03 May 2013
Second session of the ADP Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
27 May –
31 May 2013
73rd Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
28 May 2013 First Forum of the Standing Committee on Finance Carbon Expo, Barcelona, Spain UNFCCC
03 Jun –
14 Jun 2013
The 38th sessions of the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (SBI) and the Subsidiary Body for Scientific and Technological Advice (SBSTA), as well as the the second part of the 2nd session of the Ad Hoc Working Group on the Durban Platform for Enhanced Ac Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
08 Jun –
09 Jun 2013
UNFCCC workshop on the review of the CDM modalities and procedures Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
17 Jun –
18 Jun 2013
32nd Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee Bonn, Germany (in conjunction with the meeting of the Subsidiary Bodies) UNFCCC
17 Jun 2013 8th CDM Roundtable Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
30 Jun –
02 Jul 2013
Regional DNA Training and Workshop for Africa Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire UNFCCC
03 Jul –
05 Jul 2013
Africa Carbon Forum 2013 Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire UNFCCC
22 Jul –
26 Jul 2013
74th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
20 Aug –
23 Aug 2013
65th Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
20 Aug –
23 Aug 2013
60th Meeting of the CDM Methodology Panel Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
22 Aug –
23 Aug 2013
29th Meeting of the Joint Implementation Accreditation Panel Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
23 Aug 2013 9th CDM Roundtable Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
26 Aug –
29 Aug 2013
41st Meeting of the CDM Small Scale Working Group Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
01 Sep –
03 Sep 2013
DNA training for Asia, Pacific and Eastern Europe Manila, Philippines UNFCCC
04 Sep –
06 Sep 2013
Fourth workshop on enhancing the regional distribution of CDM projects in Asia and the Pacific Manila, Philippines UNFCCC
23 Sep –
27 Sep 2013
75th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
01 Oct –
04 Oct 2013
66th Meeting of the CDM Accreditation Panel Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
01 Oct –
04 Oct 2013
61st Meeting of the CDM Methodology Panel Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
03 Oct –
04 Oct 2013
33rd Meeting of the Joint Implementation Supervisory Committee Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
07 Oct –
10 Oct 2013
42nd Meeting of the CDM Small Scale Working Group Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
04 Nov –
08 Nov 2013
76th Meeting of the CDM Executive Board In conjunction with the COP/CMP session UNFCCC
11 Nov –
22 Nov 2013
Second sessional period in 2013 UNFCCC
03 Dec –
06 Dec 2013
62nd Meeting of the CDM Methodology Panel Bonn, Germany UNFCCC
09 Dec –
12 Dec 2013
43rd Meeting of the CDM Small Scale Working Group Bonn, Germany UNFCCC