Children’s Health and Sustainability; Abuja + 12; New Report on #MDGProgress
Children's Health and Sustainable Development
Mohammed recovers from malaria at a Burundian run clinic in Mogadishu, Somalia earlier this year.
It was just last year that global leaders convened in Washington, D.C. to spark A Promise Renewed, a movement that would end preventable child deaths, in support of Every Woman Every Child. The fire caught on, and since then, 174 countries, more than 400 civil society and faith-based organizations and many more individuals and private sector partners have signed the pledge to accelerate declines in child mortality. And, partners are turning pledges into action.
Also this month, in relation to the one year anniversary of the Rio+20 Sustainable Development Conference, UNICEF has released a paper called "Sustainable Development Starts and Ends with Safe, Health and Well-Educated Children," that makes the case that investments in the health, growth and safety of children should be at the heart of the world’s post-2015 approach to achieving a sustainable world of progress for all.
Learn more about commitments centered on child health in support of Every Woman Every Child.
Abuja + 12, July 12- 16 2013
Next month, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, the African Union (AU) Commission in collaboration with UN Agencies and other development partners, will organize a Special Summit on HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, in Abuja, Nigeria from July 12-16, 2013. The theme of the Abuja+12 Summit is "Ownership, Accountability and Sustainability of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria Response in Africa: Past, Present and the Future". This special summit will review the status of Africa Governments' investment in the various national HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Other Related Infectious Diseases (ORID) responses; and to adopt a set of actions to enhance the continent's response and effort at reversing the impact of these diseases. Additionally, the Summit will provide an opportunity for consultations with civil society and non-state actors on the status of the Abuja commitment. Learn more.
#MDGProgress Reports and Updates
In May, the High Level Panel (HLP) on the Post-2015 Development Agenda
released “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform
Economies through Sustainable Development,” a report which sets out a
universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty from the face of the earth
by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. The
report calls upon the world to rally around a new Global Partnership
that offers hope and a role to every person in the world.
Panel was established by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
and co-chaired by Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono,
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and United Kingdom Prime
Minister David Cameron. Learn more.
On July 1, 2013 the global launch of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Report 2013 will take place in Geneva at the opening of the ECOSOC high-level segment, with remarks by the United Nations Secretary-General. There are now less than 1,000 days to 2015, the target date for the MDGs. The report will offer crucial and timely information on the progress we’ve made, and help define the work that remains.
View "Health in the Post-2015 Agenda": Report of the Global Thematic Consultation on Health. Visit the World We Want website.