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Call for proposals: Joint MFS II evaluations
On 19 September 2011 NWO-WOTRO launched three international calls for proposals concerning the joint MFS II evaluations. The respective deadlines for submission are 31 October, 1 November and 2 November 2011.
Commission for Social Development
At its special session in 1996, the United Nations Commission for Social Development was given primary responsibility for follow-up to the Social Summit. At its Thirty-Seventh Session (9-19 February 1999), three valuable documents were produced: Follow-Up to the World Summit for Social Development, E/CN.5/1999/2; Further Initiatives for the Implementation of the Outcome of the WSSD, E/CN.5/1999/3; and Report of the Secretary-General on the Outcome of the WSSD, E/CN.5/1999/4. All are available on line.
Crisis Watch is a global network of researchers and practitioners with a shared interest in monitoring the on-the-ground impacts of the financial crisis.
United Nations Division for the Advancement of Women is the focal point for gender issues in the UN system. DAW services the main UN policy-making body on women’s issues and the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, which monitors the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.
ECA (United Nations Economic Commission for Africa)
The ECA has held a series of sub-regional follow-up conferences to the Social Summit. These collaborative efforts between various UN agencies have taken up the following themes: Progress in Poverty Reduction; Progress in Employment Creation; Progress in Achieving the Objectives of the Social Sectors; and Progress in Governance. Background, objectives, indicators and other information on the conferences are featured on the ECA’s Web site in a section entitled The Sub-regional Follow-up Conferences to the World Summit for Social Development.
La Comisión Económica para América Latina (CEPAL) fue establecida por la resolución 106(VI) del Consejo Económico y Social, del 25 de febrero de 1948, y comenzó a funcionar ese mismo año. En su resolución 1984/67, del 27 de julio de 1984, el Consejo decidió que la Comisión pasara a llamarse Comisión Económica para América Latina y el Caribe. La CEPAL es una de las cinco comisiones regionales de las Naciones Unidas y su sede está en Santiago de Chile. Se fundó para contribuir al desarrollo económico de América Latina, coordinar las acciones encaminadas a su promoción y reforzar las relaciones económicas de los países entre sí y con las demás naciones del mundo. Posteriormente, su labor se amplió a los países del Caribe y se incorporó el objetivo de promover el desarrollo social.
ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific)
The ESCAP web site includes complete documentation of ministerial conferences, recent ESCAP resolutions and publications relevant to Summit follow-up. Relevant information can be found in the Activities section of the site, under Implementation of the Agenda for Action on Social Development in the ESCAP Region.
Gateway to Social Policy and Development
The Gateway to Social Policy and Development, the Web site of the United Nations Division for Social Policy and Development (DPSD), contains information on Summit follow-up, with a focus on country-level actions.
Gender in Development Programme
Provides an overview of the policies and programmes of the United Nations Development Programme for gender equality and the advancement of women at the global, regional and national levels.
Gendered Poverty and Well-being, Development and Change, Special Issue, Vol 30, Issue 3
This Special Issue of the journal of Development and Change brought together some of the papers prepared for the UNRISD project on Gender, Poverty and Well-being.
Global Fund for Women
Global Fund for Women is the only US-based organization that exclusively supports international women’s rights groups. GFW’s three areas of concern are female human rights, women’s access to media and communications technology and women’s economic autonomy.
InfoChange News & Features
InfoChange India is a daily development news channel, providing news, views, perspectives and debates on India ‘s social sector. It highlights issues crucial to the development of South Asia , and brings into sharp focus agents and avenues of change.
International Knowledge Network of Women in Politics (iKNOW Politics)
Premier network for women political leaders and activists
International Relations and Security Network (ISN)
The ISN is run by the Zurich-based Center for Security Studies (CSS) at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH Zurich). It is a free public service that provides a wide range of products and resources to encourage the exchange of information among international relations and security professionals.
Is Poverty Gendered, by Shahra Razavi (United Nations Chronicle, online edtion, Vol. XXXVI, No. 3, 1999)
Global estimates of poverty, especially those comparing its incidence among men and women, are based on very shaky data; per capita and “adult equivalent” measures do not offer answers to questions which they were not designed to address. Intra-household distribution issues need to be specifically built into questionnaire design. But there is persisting reticence on the part of administrative structures to probe this arena.
The Policy Core Network of the Carnegie Council’s Policy Innovations magazine highlights organizations and media that focus on ethics, innovation, and globalization
Rio + 20
Official site for Rio + 20, also known as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD), which will take place in Brazil on 4-6 June 2012 to mark the 20th anniversary of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), in Rio de Janeiro, and the 10th anniversary of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD) in Johannesburg. This link lists the UN organizations involved, which includes UNRISD.
SIDA’s Researchers for Development Analysis (REDA) Database
Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs have jointly launched their shared database called Researchers for Development Analysis (REDA). The database is intended as a tool in the process of strengthening the role of research in Swedish development cooperation. The database increases the accessibility to existing experts in all academic disciplines and in research management, for Sida and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. Researchers that register in the database will be considered for peer-review processes, commissioned tasks and research, evaluations or direct consultations.
Social Protection in Asia Research Findings Published
The Centre for Social Protection at IDS has published a series of research reports presenting final research findings and policy lessons from the Social Protection in Asia (SPA) research programme, funded by the Ford Foundation and IDRC. The full reports, as well as two page report summaries, are available to download.
Social Watch is an NGO watchdog system that monitors the performance of governments in meeting the targets of social progress to which they subscribed at United Nations summits. The Web site includes information found in the Social Watch Reports that have been published to date.
South-South Learning on Social Protection (UNDP)
The South-South Learning on Social Protection gateway is an online collaborative platform for policy dialogue and knowledge-sharing amongst social protection practitioners in the Global South.
The Livelihood Conflicts Approach on Trial in Rwanda: Towards a political critique, by Justin MacDermott
DESTIN Working Paper 21, December 2001
The Nexus of Economic Growth, Employment and Poverty during Economic Transition
Countries ranging from Central Europe to Central Asia have embarked upon a process of economic transition from planned to market oriented economies. The socio-economic implications of the transition have included enormous declines in economic growth, employment and wage levels and significant increases in poverty and inequality.
The Social Development and Poverty Elimination Division (SEPED) – Poverty
Following the Social Summit, the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) launched a programme to assist countries in their efforts to comply with the Copenhagen commitments, by supporting the formulation of national strategies and action plans to fight poverty.
The UC Atlas of Global Inequality
The Atlas of Global Inequality explores some aspects of inequality using online, downloadable maps and graphics. All these materials can be used freely providing they are attributed to the UC Atlas of Global Inequality.
“Pensions for life?”, id21 insights #42, June 2002
INSIGHTS is published every ninety days as a research reporting service to makers and reformers of development policy, development professionals and other stakeholders. It offers a cross-section of policy-relevant social and economic research findings from UK-based researchers and institutes, organised around topical themes.
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