The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women have released the second Online Newsletter on the Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Inequalities.
11 February 2013: The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UN Women have released the second Online Newsletter on the Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Inequalities.
The February issue of the newsletter notes the Public Dialogue and High-Level Leadership Meeting taking place in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 18-19 February 2013. It notes that panelists will include representatives from Save the Children, Feminist Taskforce of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP), Amnesty International and UN agencies, as well as academics. Online participants are invited to submit questions to the Panel via Twitter, Facebook or email.
The newsletter also highlights the final version of the Synthesis Report on the Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities, released on 7 February. The report and other recommendations from the consultation will be presented for discussion at the High-level Meeting, the newsletter notes.
According to the newsletter, ten moderated, online discussions took place on: gender equality; gender-based violence; lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people; persons with disabilities; economic inequalities; indigenous peoples; young people; minorities; urban inequalities; and measurement. These discussions “served as key pieces of evidence for the final report.” Summaries of the e-discussions are annexed to the final report, and available on the Inequalities Consultation website.
Finally, the newsletter notes that 175 background papers were received after a public call for papers issued in July 2012, and includes highights from the submissions. Comments can be posted below each paper on the website.
Inequalities is one of 11 themes being addressed on a global level by the UN Development Group’s (UNDG) consultations on the post-2015 development agenda. UNICEF and UN Women co-lead and facilitate the global thematic consultation on inequalities, with support from the Governments of Denmark and Ghana. An Advisory group composed of civil society organizations, academic institutions, UN agencies and the UN co-leaders for the thematic consultation also provides guidance and contributes to the consultation process. [Publication: Online Newsletter – February 2013] [IISD RS Story on January Newsletter] [Inequalities Consultation Website] [Publication: Addressing Inequalities: Synthesis Report of Global Public Consultation]