In 2000, the United Nations established eight international development goals, called the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The MDGs were a diverse set of objectives—from eradicating extreme poverty to improving maternal health—that the U.N. wanted to reach by 2015. As this deadline approaches, the international community is looking ahead to define what’s come to be known as the Post-2015 Development Agenda, or “post-2015.”
IWHC and our partners are working with government leaders and U.N. agencies to ensure that women and girls have a principal spot in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
After three years of intense debate and negotiations, governments agreed to a robust, 15-year agenda for global development that promises transformative change for women and girls all over the world.
A historic new agreement has the potential to be truly transformative for women and girls around the world.
As governments convene this week to finalize plans for the Sustainable Development Goals, actions by the United States and Canada threaten to derail progress.
With the deadline to achieve an agreement just days away, governments must continue to fight for a strong focus on women and girls.
The Action Agenda fails to address profound inequalities in economic policies and institutions that undermine human rights and gender equality.
Despite much hype, the Financing for Development conference in Addis Ababa lacked the ambition and strong leadership needed to tackle barriers to women’s economic equality and wellbeing.
Next week, governments, NGOs, and business leaders will meet to hammer out funding for the Sustainable Development Goals, the strongest global consensus on recognizing women’s rights and addressing the causes of gender inequality and poverty.
The Women’s Major Group, representing more than 600 women’s groups from over 100 countries, is calling on governments to commit to a transformative agenda to ensure just, sustainable, and rights-based development.
The Women’s Major Group, representing more than 600 women’s groups from over 100 countries, released this “10 Red Flags” document in advance of the intergovernmental negotiations taking place at the UN from June 22-25, 2015 to negotiate a political dec …
Written Statement jointly submitted by the Youth Coalition for Sexual and Reproductive Rights (YCSRR) and the International Women’s Health Coalition (IWHC) at the 48th Session of the Commission on Population and Development. The International Women’s H …