Posted by CID sourced from LCD Watc on 9 June 2013
The global alliance of civil society organisations based in the Least Development Countries (LCD Watch) has hit out at the High Level Panel Report on Post-2015 saying it is deeply disappointing and regressive.
Posted by CID sourced from Campaign for People's Goals on 9 June 2013
Civil Society groups say the High Level Panel on Post-2015 has missed a valuable opportunity to provide a bold vision for a fairer, more sustainable and people-centred world. The People's Goals statements says while there are welcome components to the report, it promotes continues to support the neo-liberal model for economic growth through stimulus of private sector and private wealth. The statement continues - the report has failed to meet civil society expectations for recommendations to guide a real transformative development agenda.
Posted by CID sourced from SciDev Net on 9 June 2013
With rising concern about ocean degradation and the sustainable use of ocean resources, small island states must build scientific expertise that goes beyond their national needs and that benefits the oceans generally, a meeting of UN scientific experts has heard.
Representatives of some of the world's indigenous people have raised concerns that the global development agenda — including the UN's Millennium Development Goals and their planned successors — is being implemented without their full consent and participation.
The number of activists injured across Turkey as a result of police abuse will continue to escalate unless the authorities bring police tactics in line with basic human rights standards, Amnesty International said yesterday.
Posted by CID sourced from Gateway House on 5 June 2013
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Japan’s Shinzo Abe are giving heft to a renewed partnership and a focus on the Indo-Pacific. Both nations must collaborate and work with South Pacific countries, especially Tonga, to counter China’s growing influence in this increasingly geopolitically important region
Posted by CID sourced from Lowy Institute for International Policy on 5 June 2013
China’s profile in the Pacific Islands has grown and has spurred a resurgence of American interest in the region. These developments have led a number of analysts to speculate about a new great-power competition being played out in the Pacific Islands.