This report contains WHO’s annual compilation of health-related data for its 194 Member States, and includes a summary of the progress made towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and associated targets
The UK International Development committee "report begins (Chapter 2) with a more detailed exploration of the processes by which the post-2015 development goals are being developed and the consultations which are being undertaken. In Chapter 3, we consider what the overarching purpose of the new goals should be, including consideration of the extent to which development should be integrated with issues of environmental sustainability. In Chapter 4, we assess the potential content of the post-2015 framework. In doing so, our intention is not to be prescriptive, but to set out some broad issues to be borne in mind when the framework is being developed. Finally, in Chapter 5, we assess the potential structure of the new framework, including a consideration of the role of targets and indicators"
Note: Additional written evidence is contained in Volume II, available on the Committee website
"The purpose of this study was to examine the role and visibility of disabled people in the discourses of various global policy processes related to sustainable development and the Post-2015 development agenda. This article makes several recommendations for strengthening the role of disabled people in these discourses"
Sustainability, Vol 5
"Through quotations and summaries of the submissions and discussions, this report provides an overview of principal civil society recommendations on each of the consultation questions. Each question has been reported upon in a stand-alone section of this synthesis report, and therefore there is some overlap and repetition in the content of responses across the 13 questions. This overlap should be seen as an indicator of what respondents perceive as critical to the discussion. The themes that recur throughout the synthesis report are identified in the Executive Summary"
This report evaluates each of the eight MDGs by highlighting the progress of world regions in achieving their MDG targets during the first ten years. Data, collected by over 25 international organizations, suggests that many countries are achieving progress and recommendations are provided for the following five years. This report is useful for people interested in the MDGs
This is an adaptation of the Secretary-General’s report, ‘Follow-up to the special session of the General Assembly on children’ of 15 August 2007. It contains updated data and presents information from 121 country and territory reports. New information and analysis on how far the world has come in addressing the goals set out in the 27th Special Session of the General Assembly in 2002 is presented in the following chapters: - What have we done for children? - Promoting healthy lives. - Providing quality education. - Protecting against abuse, exploitation and violence. - Combating HIV and AIDS
This paper puts forward the case that the right to health should be integrated into policies that are designed to realise the Millennium Development Goals, as well as into poverty reduction and development policies
Health is an essential component of international development. Many of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) affect health and three of them are specifically focused on health. However at the mid-point in time between these goals being agreed in 2000 and the time when they are to be reached in 2015, although some progress has been made, this has been patchy and insufficient. As a result, all three of these goals are significantly off-track. This report considers general issues relating to rescuing the health MDGs; Europe’s role in achieving this; and the UK Government’s contribution to realising the health MDGs
This report examines the inclusion of disability aspects in the African-Caribbean Pacific (ACP) country strategy papers (CSPs) of the European Commission. Out of the 70 CSPs only 19 mention disabled people. Taking a holistic approach towards disability, the CSP can still be used as a tool to include disabled people into national policies.
The paper was prepared as a guidance for the delegations and offices of the EU to include disabled people in their policies. It is also of interest for DPOs and NGOs in the ACP countries
This publication explores the complex relationship between health and human rights issues. It discusses 25 key questions relating to this topic, such as: the links between health and human rights law; the meaning of "the right to health"; international governmental commitments and monitoring mechanisms; ethical issues; the impact of globalization
This paper explores the emerging field of disabilities studies from a view point from Britain. It outlines tensions within the field from both within the academy and those between disability studies and disabled people, and explores potential and possibilities for disability studies “"Disability Studies : a global perspective"
Washington DC, USA
Global action on aging reports on older people's needs and potential within the global economy. It advocates by, with and for older persons worldwide. This website provides information about their programs and news about aging developments worldwide. The programs cover the follow thematics: Elder rights; Health; Pension watch; Rural aging; Armed conflict & emergencies project; and Aging watch at the UN. Links are also provided to the weekly newsletter and internship program
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