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Thematic consultation on inequalities

UNICEF and UN WOMEN are co-leading the UN’s global thematic consultation process on addressing inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda.

To help frame the debate, individuals, academics and organisational partners are being invited to submit papers, to present findings from completed research or to present on-going work that raises methodological or conceptual issues.

Proposals are also invited that present robust findings from policy and field research that demonstrate sustainable strategies for resolving specific inequalities, including gender inequality, and addressing their root causes.

Download the Call for Papers for more detailed information.

The overall consultation will consist of two phases:

  • An online “Global Conversation” beginning around July/August 2012 and continuing until early 2013. This will be an opportunity for multiple of voices to be heard from civil society stakeholders including , academia, media, national and international NGOs, the private sector, etc. as well as government and UN system actors. 
  • A “Leadership Meeting” during the first quarter of 2013. This meeting will gather approximately 40 high level participants/ leaders from member states, key UN agencies, academia and civil society, including invited members of the Secretary-General’s High Level Panel, who would review and discuss the findings of the global consultation/conversation. The output of the meeting will be a report/ statement with recommendations on how to address inequalities in the post-2015 agenda.