Since August 2012 the United Nations system has facilitated an unprecedented series of consultations with people the world over to seek their views on a new development agenda to build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
This global conversation responds to a growing call for active participation in shaping the ‘world we want’. Taking place well before governments sit down to negotiate and finalize such a new agenda, the consultations underway provide evidence and perspectives to governments on the challenges people face in improving their lives and those of their families and communities.
So far over 200,000 people have been able to contribute to this global conversation; 83 national dialogues are under way in all continents and across a range of countries.
In Viet Nam 1300 people were consulted. Processes have been designed to engage with groups and communities who would not normally have access to these discussions, those who are excluded and marginalized, and with young people who will assume responsibility for the future and the next development agenda. Some of the preliminary findings are included in this report.
More info on the national consultations in Viet Nam, can be found here.
Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Partnership NEWS BRIEF #46
Activities of the RWSSPs Coordination Unit
RWSSP five-year strategic plan and annual work plan for 2011 Implementing the Decision no. 3205/Q?-BNN-HTQT issued on 26 Nov.2010 by the Minister of MARD on the extension of RWSSP, the RWSSP Coordination Unit signed contract with an international consultant to the Draft RWSSP five year strategic framework and 2011
annual work plan.
The problem of maternal and child undernutrition in developing countries
More than 3.5 million mothers and children under five die unnecessarily each year due to the underlying cause of undernutrition, and millions more are permanently disabled by the physical and mental effects of a poor dietary intake in the earliest months of life.