What’s on at the UN General Assembly: a guide to PMNCH co-sponsored events


What’s on at the UN General Assembly: a guide to PMNCH co-sponsored events

The General Debate of the UN General Assembly opens on Tuesday, 19 September with an emphasis on “ Focusing on people: striving for peace and a decent life for all on a sustainable planet”. Two years after the launch of the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy and SDGs, PMNCH and partners continue to underline the importance of placing women, children, and adolescents at the centre of the development agenda to achieve a more equitable and resilient world. PMNCH co-sponsored events— on accountability, adolescent-led advocacy, health and human rights, Universal Health Coverage and SRHR —will further highlight this.

Monday, 18 September

Transforming accountability for the health & human rights of women, children and adolescents

10:00-12:00 | UN Conference Room 4 (watch live broadcast on webtv.un.org)
This event presents key findings from the 2017 report of the Independent Accountability Panel (IAP), mandated by the UN Secretary General to conduct an annual independent review of progress of the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health.
Hosted by Governments of Denmark & South Africa, co-organized by IAP & PMNCH
RSVP by 13 September: info@iapewec.org

Advocating for change for adolescents! A side event on youth-led advocacy for adolescent health and wellbeing

14:00-16:00 | UNHQ EWEC Hub, UN North Lawn
Youth-led organisations from Cameroon, India, Kenya, Malawi and Nigeria present their ongoing advocacy efforts to advance adolescent health and well-being, using the recently launched “Advocating for Change” adolescent toolkit developed by PMNCH in collaboration with Women Deliver. Youth participants will also engage in dialogue with their respective government representatives at the event.
Hosted by PMNCH and Women Deliver
RSVP by 15 September: pmnch@who.int

UHC: The core driver to achieve the SDGs

16:30-18:00 | UN Conference Room 3
Universal Health Coverage (UHC) not only underpins SDG3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) but is a core driver to reach all SDGs and the broader development agenda. This high-level side event will explore the potential impacts of achieving UHC particularly through its contribution to well-being, social stability, poverty reduction, gender equity, education, health security, employment and economic growth.
Hosted by Japan, World Bank, WHO, UNICEF, UNDP, UHC 2030 & PMNCH

Tuesday, 19 September

Technical consultation: Implementation and monitoring of human rights in practice for women, children’s and adolescents’ health

14:00-16:00 | UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 44th St., 1st Avenue
Following the highly successful launches of the report of the High-Level Working Group (HLWG) on the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents at the World Health Assembly and Human Rights Council in spring 2017, partners are keen to move forward in the implementation and monitoring of the recommendations. This event will raise awareness about the report and engage with working level stakeholders to profile and advance the report’s recommendations.
Hosted by PMNCH, WHO and OHCHR
RSVP by 15 September: Shahme@who.int

Sexual and reproductive health and rights in humanitarian settings: Data and accountability

16:00-18:00 | UN Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 44th St., 1st Avenue
This event will feature a panel discussion to identify ways to strengthen evidence and data for monitoring and accountability of SRHR in humanitarian settings. It is a follow up to the Family Planning Summit in London where the roadmap to improve monitoring and accountability for Family Planning and SRHR in crises was launched.
Hosted by Australia, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom, FP2020, Population Council, PMNCH, WRC and WHO

Wednesday, 20 September

Investing in early years

9:00-10:00 | UNHQ EWEC Hub, UN North Lawn
Energetic young leaders from the PMNCH Adolescent and Youth Constituency and Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) will give ‘Spark talk’ style presentations on topics ranging from youth-led advocacy to access to youth friendly services and accountability for adolescents, building on the recently launched IAP 2017 report. An interactive discussion will follow the presentation.
RSVP to pmnch.ayc@gmail.com prior to the event.

Friday, 22 September

Developing a nurturing care framework for early childhood development

8:30-10:30 | World Vision International, 919, 2nd Av., 2nd floor (btw 48th & 49th St)
This initial consultation is convened with a view to developing a shared “Nurturing Care framework” to be presented at the 2018 World Health Assembly in Geneva. The Framework would be intended to support all partners in operationalizing agreed evidence, supporting policy, programming, and investments at country level.
Hosted by UNICEF and WHO; Supported by PMNCH and ECDAN
RSVP by 18 September: pmnch@who.int

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