Debates on the post-2015 development framework are now turning to monitoring and measurement. The United Nations Statistical Commission is expected to lead on the process for creating an indicator framework, while member states, UN agencies, civil society and academia will play key roles in shaping its final design.
Adolescent girls can play an enormous role in bringing about sustainable development. But for too long their rights and potential have been overlooked by world leaders, and this has held back development and equality. At last international momentum is building to address this gap.
Judging by how often they make headlines, one might be tempted to believe that women in Bangladesh don’t play a major role in this country’s affairs.
This week, criminal justice experts from around the world will gather in Doha, Qatar, at the 13th United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice.
In August 2014, the Secretary-General of the United Nations established the Independent Expert Advisory Group on a Data Revolution for Sustainable Development.
Around the world, more than 4 million smallholder coffee-farming families live below the poverty line. Without access to technical knowledge, professional processing and milling services, reliable markets or working capital, these farming families are forced to sell their coffee at low prices. Under these circumstances, it is extremely difficult for these farmers to escape poverty, despite the backbreaking work they put into their coffee harvests.
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