Open Working Group News

1 April 2014

The OWG is a key process for the follow-up of the outcome of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development in 2012 (Rio+20). We are now in the second phase of the process; in five one-week sessions the governments will negotiate the formation of the SDGs or Sustainable Development Goals. From input to date, the co-chairs […]

Post-Rio+20 Progress

24 June 2013

With the third meeting of the UN Open Working Group (charged by the Secretary General to develop a draft of a set of Sustainable Development Goals) the NGOs and “Major Groups” that represented civil society at Rio+20 feel that things are finally moving.  The UNANIMA suggestions for the SDGs that were approved by the board […]

UNANIMA Talks at UN Commission

4 March 2013

Intern Celia Martin NDS presented an oral intervention on February 12 at the UN Commission for Social Development. The theme of the commission was “Promoting empowerment of people in achieving poverty eradication, social integration, full employment and decent work for all.” You can see a video of her presentation here. (To activate this link, press […]

Education Section

4 January 2013

Last month we promised to add a little “education section” where we can briefly describe each of the areas proposed for our own “UNANIMA Sustainable Development Goals” for which we will be lobbying. The first and perhaps most basic is the creation of a Social Protection Floor (SPF), a global social policy approach that helps countries ensure access to essential social services and income for all.

We Are Not Waiting!

4 December 2012

So, how shall UNANIMA contribute to this important discussion? At its fall meeting, the UNANIMA board considered a remarkable piece of work submitted by the Social Justice Office of the Sisters of Saint Anne in Montreal.

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