Post-2015 Development Orientation and Briefing Programme VI New York

Type:

Briefing

Date:

16 Apr - 17 Apr 2014

Duration of event:

2 days

Location:

New York City, United States

Programme area:

Special event, Multilateral Diplomacy

Fee:

No fee

Event focal point email:

Event focal point Contact Number:

+12129634611

Other events details:

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

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Background

Given the complexity and number of processes that will contribute to the development of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is organizing a series of interactive technical briefings for members of delegations and other government officials at the United Nations in New York, and later in Geneva. The overall objective of the briefings is to strengthen knowledge for evidence-based decision making in the formulation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda to be agreed by Member States in September 2015. 

 

The series will feature around 15 different sessions, and will

v      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’;

v      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

 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. The Briefing 5 will focus on promoting Sustained, Inclusive and Sustainable Growth, Employment and Equality in the context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Learning Objectives

 

  • Identify the links between social policy, economic development and environmental sustainability, and the importance of integrated approaches that aim at policy coherence;
  • Describe the relevance of a focus on inequality to the post-2015 debate and demonstrate the importance of both equality of opportunity and equality of outcome;
  • Identify the links between economic development, employment and the reduction of poverty and inequality;
  • Highlight the relevance of care and social reproduction for sustainable development of communities and societies, and the gendered nature of care work;
  • Identify the value of universalism in designing transformative social policies, and the relevance of universalism to the promotion of equality; and
  • Describe the importance of meaningful participation of disadvantaged groups in the conception, design and evaluation of social policies.

 

As a follow-up to the module, participants should be able to have increased “confidence” in:

  • Applying the acquired information on the social dimension of the post-2015 debate, in its connection with economic and environmental dimensions, when conveying their country’s national perspectives;
  • Evaluating opportunities for their country’s participation in various ongoing discussions, with a view to contributing to the process.

 

Content and Structure

Part 1
Date and Time: Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 15:00-17:30
Venue: Conference Room B (CB), United Nations Headquarters, New York, U.S.A.
 
Programme                             
 
v      Opening
v      Social inclusion and the Post-2015 development agenda
v      Social inclusion and social protection
v      Education
v      Gender equality and women’s empowerment
 
Invited experts
v   Ms. Jane Stewart, Special Representative to the United Nations and Director of the ILO’s Office for the United Nations
v   Mr. Kishore Singh, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Education
v   Ms. Sarah Gammage, Policy Advisor, Economic Empowerment Section of Policy Division, UN Women
 
Part 2
Date and Time: Thursday, 17 April 2014, 10:00-12:30
Venue: Conference Room B (CB), United Nations Headquarters, New York, U.S.A.
 
Programme                      
 
v      Opening
v      Water and sanitation
v      Health
v      Food security and nutrition
 
Invited experts
v   Ms. Cecilia Scharp, Senior Advisor on Water and Environment, UNICEF
v   Mr. Kumanan Rasanathan, Senior Health Specialist, Knowledge Management and Implementation Research Unit, Health Section, UNICEF 
v   Ms. Gordana Jerger, Deputy Director, Division for Inter-agency Partnerships, WFP

 

Methodology

 This “in-depth” module will consist of two face-to-face briefing sessions that will feature presentations by resource persons followed by a Q&A session and an interactive discussion between the session participants. The sessions 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.