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Calling for women’s rights to underpin resilience efforts in DRR (disaster risk reduction)

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland (18 September, 2014)–The DRR Women’s Major Group (WMG) is in the midst of informal consultations regarding the “Pre-Zero Draft” for the outcome document to the 3rd World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction – providing priorities and recommendations. With the 3rd World Conference just around the corner in March of 2015, the HFA2 is an enormous opportunity to learn from the past and excel in the years ahead. Major Groups and Member States alike must work hard to integrate gender equality and women’s rights in meaningful and applicable ways.

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Lost & Found in the Proposed Sustainable Development Goals – A view from WEDO

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

New York (17 September 2014)-Two months after the end of the Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and its adoption of the proposed SDGs by acclamation, the proposal has officially moved to the 69th General Assembly and will be a main basis for integrating the SDGs into the future development agenda. — Note that the GA still does not see it must be a sustainable development agenda overall, rather than just a development agenda with a set of SDGs. — Semantics aside, what does that mean for women’s human rights, gender equality, sustainable development and environmental justice? WEDO offers a quick analysis of the SDGs from our unique perspective working on that nexus – looking at climate, disasters, women’s rights and urbanization…

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Climate Change Briefing on Gender, Mitigation and Technology

Monday, August 18th, 2014

BONN, GERMANY (August 18, 2014)– From 18–21 August 2014, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is hosting the Ninth meeting of  the Technology Executive Committee (TEC). The work of this Committee is to provide an overview of technological needs and analysis of policy and technical issues related to the development and transfer of technologies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change. It’s work is undertaken alongside the Climate Technology Centre and Network (CTCN), …

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Women’s Mobilizing Meeting for the People’s Climate March

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

[ July 24, 2014; 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. ]

NEW YORK (July, 17 2014)– In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change.

Igniting ambition, action and urgency to this moment, in New York City there will be an unprecedented climate mobilization – in size, beauty, and impact. This moment will not be just about New York or the United States. Heads of state from around the world will be there, as will the attention …

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Gender Equality in the Post-2015 Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (HFA2)

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Geneva, Switzerland (15 July 2014) — WEDO’s Eleanor Blomstrom traveled to Geneva for the First PrepCom of the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction as Organizing Partner for the Women’s Major Group (WMG) in that process.

Alongside a small team of dedicated women, and with support from others following online, the members of the WMG delivered strong statements on the importance of women’s leadership and participation in all stages of disaster risk planning and …

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