28 JANUARY 2015 | GLOBAL — Discussions around the scope and content of a renewed Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health are underway as a wide range of stakeholders, under the umbrella of the Every Woman Every Child movement, look at how to ensure that the unfinished Millennium Development Goals (MDG) agenda remains central and that there is a vision, closely aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that takes us to 2030.
27 JANUARY 2015 | BERLIN, GERMANY — Governments and private donors vowed greater support for the global vaccines program by committing a record $7.5B during Gavi's Pledging Conference in Berlin. The high-level event which was hosted by the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel marked the culmination of the Vaccine Alliance’s second replenishment for 2016 – 2020 and was a rousing success. The funds will help to immunize an additional 300 million children against preventable disease.
15 JANUARY 2015 | GLOBAL — More than a thousand organisations around the world have joined together to launch a new campaign called action/2015 calling on local and world leaders to take urgent action to halt man-made climate change, eradicate poverty and address inequality. Announced by Malala when she accepted the Nobel Peace Prize, the movement aims to ensure the agreements of 2015 are shaped by the people. Many activities taking place around the world to mark the launch will be spearheaded by 15 year olds.
6 JANUARY 2015 | ONLINE — United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in this blog looks at some of the moments and ideas that will shape 2015, declaring the year an “opportunity to move humankind towards the future we want and set our course for a sustainable future”.
Women Deliver Young Leaders Program Opens for New Applicants
Women Deliver announces the opening of the application process for their new Young Leaders Program (YLP). The YLP is a three-year fellowship opportunity for young people under the age of 30 who are working to advance the health, rights, and well-being of girls and women around the world. The application process will be open until 1 March 2015.
The world we want 2015
The World We Want has been gathering the priorities of people from every corner of the world to help build a collective vision that will be used by the United Nations and world leaders to plan a new sustainable development agenda launching in 2015. Over 7 million people voted on their priority development issues last year and the results are presented in an interactive database.
Calls for submission and collaboration
International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
Training workshop for facilitators of a Multistakeholder Dialogue (MSD)
Stakeholder Consultation on the updated Global Strategy