Global Social Policy News

(last updated on: 2014-10-11)

7 October 2014
World Day for Decent Work - Justice for Workers Climate Justice >>

25 September 2014
The MDG Advocacy Group released its latest report 'Accelerating Action: Global Leaders on Challenges and Opportunities for MDG Achievement' >>

24 September 2014
UNRISD published 'Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development' >>

24 September 2014

The ILO published 'Social Protection for older persons: Key policy trends and statistics' >>

23 September 2014
1st World Conference on Indigenous Peoples >> focused on climate change

22-23 September 2014
World Conference on Indigenous People >>

21-22 September 2014

5th Annual Social Good Summit >>

18 September 2014
The MDG Gap Task Force Report 2014 >> was launched.

16 September 2014
The State of the Food Insecurity in the World 2014 >>  was released by FAO.

16 September 2014
The 69th session >> of the UN General Assembly was opened.
(on the ending 68th session see http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=48719#.VBsp_Rasmil)

12 September 2014
'Global Economy, Global Rights. A practitioners' guide for interpreting human rights obligations in the global economy' >>  was published by the ESCR-Net Corproate Accountability Working Group.

11-12 September 2014
High-level Stocktaking Event on the Post-2015 Development Agenda >>

10 September 2014

UN GA adopts resolution >> on SDGs report

9 September 2014
ILO, OECD and World Bank jointly prepared the report 'G20 labour markets: outlook, key challenges and policy responses' >>

4 September 2014

The report 'Follow-up to the Second World Assembly on Ageing' >> has been released by UN DESA.

3 September 2014
The OECD's Employment Outlook 2014 >> says "Unemployment will remain well above its pre-crisis levels next year in most OECD countries".

31 August - 5 September 2014
World Water Week 2014 >>

29 August 2014

UN-NGO forum >> concluded in New York and addressed the role of NGOs in the post-2015 development agenda

28 August 2014
The UN GA passed the resolution 'Towards the establishment of a multilateral legal framework for sovereign debt restructuring processes' >>  (discussion at the Recovery with a Human Face List >>)

25 August 2014
Michael Clemens (Center for Global Development) argues that 'The Post-2015 Development Goals Need to Address Migration' >>

21 August 2014

The responses of the Campaign for Peoples Goals to the OWG outcome document are available here http://peoplesgoals.org/cpgresponse/

4 August 2014
'Corporate influence through the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa' >> by Wolfgang Obenland has been published as a Working Paper of MISEREOR, GPF and Brot für die Welt.

30 July - 1 August 2014
Fifth Working Session >> of the Open-ended Working Group on Ageing

30 July 2014
UNICEF released 'The Challenges of Climate Change: Children on the front line' >>

30 July 2014

An ILO Policy Brief 'Rapid Extension of Health Protection' >> was released.

21 July 2014
The final outcome document >> of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development with the list of proposed Sustainable Development Goals has been released.
A summary >> by iisd reporting services is also available.

21 July 2014
UNRISD published 'Social and Solidarity Economy and the Challenge of Sustainable Development' >>

15 July 2014
The 6th BRICS Summit: Fortaleza Declaration >>

14-18 July 2014
13th session >> of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

10-11 July 2014

The ECOSOC 2014 Development Cooperation Forum is entitled 'Bringing the future of development cooperation to post-2015' >>.

10 July 2014
UN DESA's Population Division releases the latest urbanization trends >>

10 July 2014
The 2014 Revision of the World Urbanization Prospects report >>  finds that more than half of world's population now live in urban areas.

9 July 2014
The Social Watch Report 2014 >> was launched

7-11 July 2014
High-level segement of the 2014 session >>  of ECOSOC is themed 'Addressing ongoing and emerging challenges for meeting the MDGs in 2015 and for sustaining development gains in the future'

7 July 2014
UNCTAD's fourth Working Group meeting >> on the Debt Workout Mechanism took place in New York.

2 July 2014
The OECD published 'Perspectives on Global Development 2014. Boosting productivity to meet the middle income challenge' >>

1 July 2014
Launch of the 'Global Sustainable Development Report' >>


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