The Washington Weekly – November 5, 2012

November 5, 2012

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The Hunger Project’s Executive VP, John Coonrod, has moved from New York City to Washington, DC to strengthen THP’s seat at the table of international development. Each week, John sends us insight into issues of health, policy, human rights and more by way of the Washington Weekly.

2015 and beyond

Distinction of the week: UHC

uhc_slide_10The health goal for the Post-2015 era is likely to beUniversal Health Coverage (UHC), defined by WHO as everyone being able to access prevention, cure and rehabilitation without risk of being pushed into poverty. See WHO’s 10 Facts.

The UHC Movement has been strong among civil society in Europe and those committed to a rights-based approach to development such as The Hunger Project.

New Publications

Born Equal: How reducing inequality could give our children a better future by Save the Children UK. Another key distinction in the Post-2015 goals will likely be the focus on addressing inequality, which is at historic high levels. Last week Save the Children UK published a new report on the subject that points out that addressing inequality is crucial for accelerating progress on the MDGs. In 1990, 93% of the poorest lived in low income countries – now 70% live in middle-income countries – countries with resources to bring to this challenge.

An update of ‘The Neglected Crisis of Undernutrition: Evidence for Action’ by DFID – A new report on the science behind the SUN/1,000 Days nutrition development trends.

Indian Enigma: An Update by IFPRI – Delinking agriculture progress from nutrition.

Upcoming Events

October 31-Nov 2: First substantive meeting of the Post-2015 High Level Panel in London, this meeting focused on household poverty.

November 13-15: Food Security and Nutrition Network Sharing Meeting.

November 15: Deadline for written contributions to CSW 57 and InterAction Forum workshop proposals.

November 19: Release of Bread for the World’s 2013 Hunger Report

November 25-December 10: 16 Days Against Gender Violence

March 4-15, 2013: UN Commission on the Status of Women

December 1: World AIDS Day

December 10-12: G20 CSO Joint Strategy Meeting in Moscow

February 6-15, 2013: UN Conference on Social Development

March 4-15, 2013: UN Commission on the Status of Women

April 19-21, 2013: World Bank Spring Meetings in Washington

May 28-30, 2013: Women Deliver Conference, Kuala Lumpur

June 2013: Civil20, Business20, Youth20 Summits in Saint Petersburg, Russia

June 27-28, 2013: International Conference on Population and Development, Paris

September 2013: Leaders G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg, Russia

October 5, 2013: The 2013 Hunger Project Fall Gala