Securing a Better Future For Mothers in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: Evaluating the ICPD Operational Review

By Stefano Gennarini, J.D. and Rebecca Oas, Ph.D. Preparations for the post-2015 development agenda have led to several inputs from governments, international institutions, civil society and the private sector. This paper evaluates certain aspects of the UNFPA’s operational review of the Programme of Action of the 1994 International Conference on Populations and Development held at Cairo, following General…

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Citizens' Initiative "One of Us" for the respect of human life. Next Step: European Commission decision.

The European Commission (EU) must decide before May 28 on how it intends to take action concerning the request of the European Citizens’ Initiative «One of Us» to introduce into the European regulatory an ethics clause explicitly excluding European Union funding any activity that destroys or involves the destruction of human life at the embryonic…

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ONE OF US is confirmed as the first European Citizens Initiative in number of statements of support

ONE OF US is confirmed as the first European Citizens Initiative in number of statements of support collected from the European Citizens. The European Citizens Initiative (ECI) One of Us has finished the signatures collected verification and validation phase by the National Authorities of each Member State. Over 1,901,947 signatures collected 1,742,156 have been validated.…

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First ECI Public Hearing

BIG ECI DAY: First Public Hearing February 17th 2014

The Public Hearing for ECI Right2Water – Europe’s first successful European Citizens’ Initiative – will take place Monday, 17 February from 15h00 to 18h30, in room JAN4Q2 in the European Parliament. It will be chaired by the Environment Committee and will also involve the Petitions Committee (PETI), the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO), and the Development Committee (DEVE).

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