Post-2015 Development orientation and briefing programme IV “Completing the MDG Agenda: Ending Poverty” in New York

Type:

Briefing

Date:

19 Mar - 19 Mar 2014

Duration of event:

1 day

Location:

New York, United States

Programme area:

Special event, Development goals

Fee:

No fee

Event focal point email:

Other events details:

Public – by registration   Face-to-Face    English   open to register/apply   How to register

The registration is closed
Deadline for registration: 18 March 2014

Background

 

Strengthen knowledge for evidence-based decision making in the formulation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, and, more specifically,

 Assist participants to access the most up-to-date and essential information coming from the numerous processes that will contribute to the Post-2015 agenda, and key outcomes of ongoing Member States’ discussions in various fora, as well as allowing newly arrived delegates to ‘catch up’;

 Provide a dynamic and interactive space where delegates can exchange views on the Post-2015 development agenda and have a more in-depth discussion, as needed.
 

 

Event Objectives

 After completing the module, participants should be able to:
 Articulate progress made on the MDGs, remaining gaps and the nature of the “unfinished business”;
 Define some significant lessons learned in implementing the MDG agenda;
 Analyze the additional challenges that make ‘eradicating poverty’ different from “reducing poverty”.
As a follow-up to the module, participants should be able to have increased “confidence” in:
 Analysing the considerations related to the MDG agenda, progress in achievement of MDGs, pending challenges, with a special focus on poverty reduction, and how this will influence the negotiations on the Post-2015 development agenda;
 Evaluating some key ways in which countries can be better prepared for transitioning to the Post-2015 sustainable development when contributing to the negotiations.

Content and Structure

1. Where we are on the MDGs
1.1 Current status
1.2 Most significant gaps – and hardest to achieve goals
1.3 The way forward from the 2013 Special Event

2. Completing the MDG agenda
2.1 The nature of the “unfinished business” of the MDGs
2.2 Learning from implementation: good practices, and how to apply them
2.3 Accelerating progress and sustaining results

3. Poverty Eradication
3.1 Understanding the MDG poverty target– what it means, how it is measured
3.2 Linkages to other MDG targets
3.3 What works in reducing poverty: the evidence
3.4 Eradicating poverty – how it is qualitatively different, what will be needed
 

 

 

Methodology

 This “in-depth” module will consist of one face-to-face briefing session that will feature presentations by resource persons followed by a Q&A session and an interactive discussion between the session participants. The session will aim to create a space for peer-to-peer learning and to promote an exchange of views among members of delegations.

Targeted Audience

Members of Delegations and other government representatives at the United Nations who would like to improve their knowledge of and access to the most-up-to-date information of the intergovernmental process.

 

 

 

Additional Information

For more information: www.unitar.org/post2015briefing

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