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Turning visions into goals – Where is the international process headed?

Global consultations have been held, people’s voices have been heard, numerous papers and reports have been published – but what can we realistically expect as the world’s leaders soon gather in New York to advance the international development agenda beyond 2015?

Sexual violence in conflicts by Margot Wallström

The 2013 Dag Hammarskjöld Lecture: Sexual violence in Armed Conflict was the theme when Margot Wallström, former Under-Secretary-General and UN Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict, took the stage in Uppsala university hall.

Almedalen 2013: Sweden and the post-2015 agenda.

Conversation between representatives of Sweden’s political parties during Almedalen 2013. How do we best capture today’s challenges in a new set of Development Goals? What will Sweden push for and what have we learnt during the years with the Millennium Development Goals? Round-table debate with representatives of Sweden’s political parties.

The future of United Nations development work

The dramatic changes that the global economy has experienced over the last two decades combined with the emergence of new global challenges have led academics, policy makers, diplomats and practitioners to conclude that the UN development system is in urgent need of reform if it is to remain relevant in the decades to come.

Towards a new development agenda post-2015: Governance, rule of law, human rights and democracy

That good governance, rule of law and human rights play a crucial role for social and economic development has long been recognized. The recognition has gained considerable traction in discussions about the post-2015 agenda, the new global development agenda meant to supersede the Millennium Development Goals. Indeed, many people point to the absence of goals and targets for these issues within the MDGs as a major stumbling block to inclusive and durable development.