This December, in a greatly anticipated announcement, from a short list which included the Ferguson protesters, the Kurdish president Massoud Barzani, and Apple CEO Tom Cook, it was decided that Time magazine’s ‘Person of the Year’ 2014 should not be awarded to an individual; instead the recognition has been awarded to the Ebola healthcare workers. Many of whom are doctors, nurses, ambulance drivers, burial teams and volunteers risking their lives to fight the biggest outbreak of the deadly virus in history.
17 Dec 2014
On Saturday 6th December nearly 200 young people from across Africa gathered at a Youth Symposium in Lusaka to discuss the barriers young people face to accessing sexual and reproductive health information and services.
12 Dec 2014
Our efforts in Sierra Leone are growing day by day; our volunteer mobilisers have gone through extensive training to build their knowledge around Ebola, equipping them with vital skills in order to respond to the Ebola crisis.
09 Dec 2014
A few days ago, I and many other people plugged into the post-2015 development agenda watched the clock and counted down the minutes, waiting for a Synthesis Report from the office of the UN Secretary General (UNSG) to be released. The report, titled “The Road to Dignity by 2030: Ending Poverty, Transforming All Lives and Protecting the Planet”, sets out six essential elements for delivering the next global development agenda – dignity, people, prosperity, planet, justice, partnership - and is one of the last signposts on the long road to finalising the Sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs). The SDGs and accompanying ‘post-2015 package’ – including how to finance it all, and how to report on progress - will be finalised by the UN General Assembly next September, after almost 5 years in the making.
08 Dec 2014
YOUTH WELL-BEING: MEASURING WHAT MATTERS!
02 Dec 2014
Ebola response scale ut mobilisation in Sierra Leone.
25 Nov 2014
In this five-part series commissioned by Restless Development’s Global Policy and Practice unit, Dr Nicole Goldin asks what it would take in practical terms to have young people at the very heart of both monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals and also holding governments to account for their delivery. In this first piece, released as global civil society convenes at the CIVICUS International Civil Society Week, Dr Goldin explores the particular role civil society movements and organisations could play.
21 Nov 2014