Financing for Development – a review of FFD3 in Addis

Peter Ngure Youth Empowerment

Convening for the Financing for Development conference, in the middle of July leaders from all over the world were meeting here in Addis Ababa. There were many hot topics on the agenda; was about tax, illicit flow of money, gender and health financing, whether female genital mutilation (FGM) and early marriages are a global problem, and whether goal 17 needs …

DSW, development issues, and Jeffrey Sachs at the CPD!

Irina Youth Empowerment

It’s definitely not every day, that you get to see a world-renowned economics professor and “saviour” of Bolivia and Poland up close and personal – okay, the latter may be a bit of a stretch and, to be honest, it is from the subtitle of a Vanity Fair portrait. Still, Jeffrey Sachs is somewhat of a pop star of development, …

Two hearts in one chest – a plea to broaden Education for Sustainable Development

Lisa Goerlitz Youth Empowerment

In the light of Valentine ’s Day, and for the sake of an intriguing title, this first blog post I am writing as advocacy officer at DSW will be about the ’two hearts’ in my (work life-) chest, aka political education and political communication. For the past six years, I have been equally passionate about both, working as a freelance …

Post-2015, the MDGs and Health – a lot done, more to do!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Every so often, to give a voice to other people and other perspectives, DSW is delighted to host contributions on the blog from partner organisations. It gives us and our partners a chance to start a conversation on issues that are important for us. The opinions expressed in guest blogs do not necessarily reflect those of DSW. This week, Marielle …

What to Read this Week – July 23rd

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Every week we post interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy!   – The UN has this month published its MDG progress report for 2014, highlighting that achieving global targets to reduce maternal and child deaths and increase …

Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children: The 2014 Report

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Countdown to 2015 highlights ‘unfinished business’ in new 2014 report, ‘Fulfilling the Health Agenda for Women and Children’ Countdown to 2015 launches its 2014 Report today, at the Partners’ Forum of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), in Johannesburg, South Africa. Countdown is a co-sponsor of the Forum, together with PMNCH, A Promise Renewed, and the independent Expert Review …

DSW Reading List – 4th June

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Every week we post interesting, provocative, informative and thought-provoking articles that we at DSW have been reading – from global health, to sexual rights, to ODA and the future of development assistance. Enjoy!   – The dust has settled on the European Parliament election results at the end of last month – Devex has a good overview of the …

World Health Assembly 2014 – what to look out for in Geneva

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

Ahead of the start of the 67th Word Health Assembly in Geneva today, DSW’s Cecile Vernant writes at Devex on the key issues to watch out for. This article was originally published on Devex.com, and can be accessed here. This week the World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva brings with it a packed agenda and a whole host of questions around …

Mother’s Day 2014: New UN statistics report that maternal mortality has been halved worldwide

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Today is Mother’s Day, and marking this important event a new study published by a number of UN agencies has found that not only has the decline in maternal mortality accelerated since 2000, but that the maternal mortality rate has dropped by 45 per cent worldwide since 1990. The report – launched by the WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, The World Bank, …

Renate Baehr: My address to the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York

Renate Baehr Youth Empowerment

The 47th Session of the Commission on Population and Development is currently underway in New York (April 7th to 11th). The aim of the session is the assessment of the status of the implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action that resulted from the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo. Participating in the German delegation as the …

#SheBuilds Futures: Securing her rights, securing her futures

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  This opinion piece by DSW’s Executive Director Renate Baehr originally appeared online as part of Devex‘s #SheBuilds campaign. You can access it on their site here.   In two decades working with DSW — Deutsche Stiftung Weltbevölkerung — I have witnessed significant progress made in advancing the cause of young women and girls. The ability of young women and girls to …

Have Your Say on WHO’s Every Newborn Action Plan!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

The World Health Organisation has recently launched a request for public feedback on its new action plan focusing on newborn and maternal health – with a submission deadline of this Friday (February 28th)!   The Every Newborn Action Plan (ENAP) is part of the WHO’s renewed focus on maternal and childhood health, and follows on from the organisation’s previous Every …