A UN WOMEN and UNICEF Call for Proposals/Papers: Addressing Inequalities
UNICEF and UN WOMEN with support from the Government of Denmark are jointly organising the global thematic consultation process on addressing inequalities in the post-2015 agenda.
The objectives of this process are:
1- To stimulate wide ranging global discussion on the various forms of inequalities and present main findings to key decision-makers and leaders;
2- To stimulate discussion and analysis on how the MDGs have supported progress on achieving gender equality, to identify remaining gaps and new issues, and to generate consensus on how to reflect gender equality into the post-2015 development framework;
3- To develop high quality analysis on the structure, content and implications of major forms of inequalities, as continuing and major barriers to global development and social justice;
4- To examine a range of policy options and responses (both at the national and international level) and how these might be deployed in the context of the post-2015 development agenda;
5- To build understanding and political consensus — among member states, UN agencies and civil society — on the need to tackle inequalities and on strategic options for doing so; and build political commitment to ensuring this is a central part of any post-2015 development framework;
6- To develop ideas about how progress towards greater equality, including gender equality, can be measured and how goals can be defined, owned and made accountable.
Description / Program Details
This 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. We will use an online space (or spaces) for discussion and solicitation of feedback through a number of channels (e.g. webinars/ online discussions, polls, surveys, moderated discussions, etc.)
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.
Papers: Individuals, academics and organizational partners are invited to submit theoretical 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. The proposals will be reviewed by UNICEF, UN Women and other members of an Advisory Group (currently being established) to guide the Inequalities Consultation. The selected and completed papers will be used to stimulate the online global conversation and made available online as background for the leadership meeting.
The selected papers will also be published as a compendium and concrete output of the consultation.
Papers can be submitted either in English, French or Spanish.
Proposals are invited that focus either on the theme of inequalities in general, including the intersecting nature and relationships between different forms of inequality; or on specific manifestations and forms of inequality, such as those related to: income/wealth; gender; location; disability; ethnic, minority or indigenous status; age; sexual orientation; and others.
Proposals for Full Papers should be 250-300 words in length.
Final papers are expected to be around 5,000 words in length.
Proposals for papers should be made by email to: email@example.com.
Proposal for full paper submitted by 20 July 2012
Notification of outcome to authors by 15 August 2012
Completed Paper due from author(s) by 15 October 2012
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