Key news in 2015

January

Big Idea 2015: Sustainability Is Common Sense

6 JANUARY 2015 | ONLINE

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in this blog looks at some of the moments and ideas that will shape 2015, declaring the year an “opportunity to move humankind towards the future we want and set our course for a sustainable future”.


The World we want 2015

13 JANUARY 2015 | ONLINE

The World We Want has been gathering the priorities of people from every corner of the world to help build a collective vision that will be used by the United Nations and world leaders to plan a new sustainable development agenda launching in 2015. Over 7 million people voted on their priority development issues last year and the results are presented in an interactive database.


Women Deliver Young Leaders Program Opens for New Applicants

15 JANUARY 2015 | NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Women Deliver announces the opening of the application process for their new Young Leaders Program (YLP). The YLP is a three-year fellowship opportunity for young people under the age of 30 who are working to advance the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women around the world. The application process will be open until 1 March 2015.


Adolescents at centre of action/2015 global campaign launch

15 JANUARY 2015 | ONLINE

According to new research, almost a billion extra people face a life of extreme poverty if leaders duck key decisions on poverty, inequality and climate change due to be taken at two crucial summits in New York and Paris later this year, with billions more continuing to face a life of hardship. That's the warning by more than a thousand organisations around the world which are launching a new campaign called action/2015 calling on local and world leaders to take urgent action to halt man-made climate change, eradicate poverty and address inequality.


Renewing the Global Strategy: A common vision for 2030

28 JANUARY 2015 | GLOBAL

Discussions around the scope and content of a renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health are underway as a wide range of stakeholders, under the umbrella of the Every Woman Every Child movement, look at how to ensure that the unfinished Millennium Development Goals (MDG) agenda remains central and that there is a vision, closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that takes us to 2030.


Where Are We With Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights?

30 JANUARY 2015 | GLOBAL

A newly published Special Supplement of the Journal of Adolescent Health takes stock of the progress made with adolescent sexual and reproductive health and rights, twenty years since the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD).


AU Summit: Leaders issue call for zero cases of child marriage by 2020

30 JANUARY 2015 | ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA

African Union Heads of State and Government and African First Ladies on the ‘AU Campaign to end child marriage in Africa’ gathered at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a breakfast meeting on accelerating efforts to end child marriage. Held on the sidelines of the 24th African Union Summit, the event hosted by His Excellency, the President of Chad, Mr Idriss Deby Itno and the First Lady of Chad, Mme Hinda Deby Itno, focused on mobilizing continental awareness of the campaign, building on recent achievements and making greater strides to prevent the harmful effects of child marriage in Africa.