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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities: Current Online Discussions, UNICEF and UN Women

Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities: Current Online
Discussions, UNICEF and UN Women

There are two online discussions currently taking place as part of the
Global Thematic Consultation on Addressing Inequalities in the post-2015
development agenda, co-led by UNICEF and UN Women.

The purpose of the discussions is to gather views from a broad range of
stakeholders on issues related to major forms of inequalities as they
affect the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

1. The discussion on Development and Rights of lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and intersex people began yesterday, on 5
November, and is co-moderated by Office of the United Nations High
Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and the LGBT rights advocacy
organization ARC International.

2. The discussion on Gender-Based Violence launched on 17 October is
a joint discussion between the Addressing Inequalities consultation
(co-led by UN Women and UNICEF) and the consultation on the Impact of
Conflict, Violence and Disaster in the Post-2015 Development Agenda
(co-led by UNDP, PBSO UNICEF and ISDR).

The results of these discussions will be incorporated into a report on
‘Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda’, to be
presented at a high-level meeting in February 2013 in Copenhagen. The
report will also be transmitted to the High-level Panel on Post-2015,
appointed by the UN Secretary-General.

These discussions follow our first online discussion on gender equality,
which closed last week and was extremely vibrant, thanks to the active
participation of a broad range of stakeholders, largely from civil
society. The discussion on gender-based violence is in its third week, and
promises to be equally as enriching. On 14 November, we will initiate a
new e-discussion on inequalities and persons with disabilities. We are
delighted that the conversation on the global platform has started with
such active participation in dealing with some of the pressing issues of
our time, reflecting a high level of engagement in the post-2015
development agenda.

The discussions are taking place on the joint civil society/UN facilitated
online platform

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