The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide an opportunity to reassess the “indicators” or benchmarks for reaching the expiring Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and make changes where appropriate. One outgoing indicator—“unmet need” for family planning—was controversial when it was first adopted and has gotten even more controversial in the hands of activists.
The end to the 48th Session of the UN commission on population and development (CPD) was somber. The atmosphere in the room was muted and still. After two weeks of…
Two things likely strike anyone walking into the UN Meditation Room for the first time — a welcoming silence and an unwelcome strangeness.
There has been a long period of silence around “ONE OF US”, with more than 1,7 million signatures the most successful European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) so far, which is asking…
This past week, Melinda Gates and Graça Machel co-authored an article discussing how the new proposed Sustainable Development Goals could provide key opportunities to improve conditions for families in Africa….