PSN responds to international development committee inquiry into post-2015 development agendaOctober 5, 2012
PSN has responded to an inquiry by the UK parliamentary International Development Committee (IDC), calling for increased focus on the neglected issues and perspectives of gender, sexual and reproductive health and rights and population dynamics within the emerging post-2015 development agenda.
Looking to 2015 and beyond
The consultation sought input on the effectiveness of the MDG framework and lessons learnt, how the Sustainable Development Goals established following Rio+20 should relate to the development goals being considered by the Post-2015 High-Level Panel, and other pressing issues, such as the the coverage of future goals and the process for their establishment.
PSN's calls for the future development agenda
Key elements for the future development agenda highlighted in PSN’s submission include:
Population dynamics are integral to the agenda
On the issue of population dynamics, our submission endorsed the UNDESA and UNFPA approach outlined in the Population Dynamics Thematic Think Piece (pdf) produced for the UN System Task Team on the post-2015 Development Agenda.
The UNDESA and UNFPA approach states that;
While the first set of issues i.e., population dynamics and changing demographic structures can be construed largely as cross-cutting, enabling factors for post-2015 development goals, the second set of issues i.e., access to quality reproductive health services and protection of reproductive rights should be included in and monitored through clear development goal and target frameworks."