Civil Society Consultation - Investing in Our Common Future


Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health visual

The UN Secretary-General's Global Strategy to improve the health of women & children

20 May 2010 - CSO Consultation on the Joint Action Plan
20 May 2010 - CSO Consultation on the Joint Action Plan

Event dates: 20 May 2010
Venue: Palais des Nations, Room IV

The UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon has launched a global effort to accelerate progress on women's and children's health ahead of September's MDG Summit. The global effort builds on previous discussions within the UN, as well as regional commitments and plans. It seeks to revitalize existing commitments, secure new commitments and ensure accountability for delivering results. The Global Strategy is at the core of this global effort.

This special session at the World Health Assembly introduced the Global Strategy for Women's anc Children's Health and invited discussion about the vital role of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) in this effort. The following played coordinating or participatory roles in the Consultation: the Government of Norway and the Government of Tanzania , the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General , The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health and World Vision.


Welcome and Introduction
Bobby John, Global Health Advocates, India

Background & JAP process to date
Rebecca Affolder, Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, New York

Why is this important to us?
David Mwakyusa, Government of Tanzania

Galvanizing support - Government of Norway CSOs contribution to UN Secretary Generals Joint Effort for Women’s and Children’s health
Tore Godal, Government of Norway

Next Steps & CSO engagement
Flavia Bustreo, PMNCH

Discussions & Consultation
Bobby John, Global Health Advocates, India