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23 September, 2010
In the week of the UN MDG Summit in New York City, Mary Robinson discusses with The Economist why the Millennium Development Goals are not being met, and why they are still worth pursuing.
Mary Robinson shared a dream with Nyaradzayi Gumbonzvanda, General Secretary of the World YWCA, to bring a group of women leaders to Zimbabwe to show solidarity with women there working to foster democracy and human rights.
After connecting with African women who shared that same dream, they led a mission to Zimbabwe in April 2010. This video reflects on what turned out to be a historic visit.
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The Civil Society
Advisory Group on Women, Peace, and Security (CSAG) advises the High-Level Steering Committee of the heads of UN agencies and entities on ensuring a coherent and
coordinated approach to implementing UNSCR 1325 and subsequent resolutions on women, peace, and security within the UN system. CSAG???s co-chairs are Mary Robinson
and Bineta Diop.
The Civil Society Advisory Group to the UN on Women, Peace and Security (CSAG) urges each member state, be it conflict-affected, a traditional donor, or other, to adopt new, time-bound, concrete actions for advancing implementation of UNSCR 1325. The following aresuggestions of the types of commitments that can be made to mark the resolution???s tenth anniversary
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Mary Robinson was invited by the inclusive government of Zimbabwe to lead a delegation of eminent African women leaders to participate in the ???High Level Dialogue on Promoting Women???s Empowerment in the Political and Economic Arena???, which took place in Zimbabwe on 26 April 2010. WLIF, the World YWCA, the United Nations, and the Women???s Coalition of Zimbabwe worked together to develop the solidarity mission that ensued from 26-30 April.
Author: Mia MacDonald
Despite what is at stake, few national governments or multi-lateral institutions have fully embraced the links between climate change and the MDGs. By contrast, many civil society groups and community-based organizations (CBOs) across the world have brought attention to the threats climate change poses to realization of the MDGs, and advocated for concerted action. Still, policy priorities and funding for development and climate change adaptation and mitigation have not yet been allied in fundamental ways; in too many contexts, climate change is still a footnote to MDG implementation.
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June 08, 2010
Researchers have reported the first significant drop in maternal mortality in decades. However, Mary Robinson, on NPR's 'Talk of the Nation', warns it's far too soon to celebrate. Each year, hundreds of thousands of women around the world die during pregnancy and childbirth, the great majority in developing countries, where complications from pregnancy are all too often endemic.