G8 Watch 2011
2011 G8 Deauville Leaders' Declaration
Renewed Commitment for Freedom and Democracy
27 MAY| DEAUVILLE, FRANCE – World leaders of the G8 renewed their commitment to maternal, newborn and child health in the Deauville G8 Declaration: Renewed Commitment for Freedom and Democracy. On the right, download the full text of the 2011 G8 Deauville Leaders’ Declaration. Below find the excertp from the Declaration related to maternal, newborn and child health, also found as a pdf version on the right.
In the section of the Declaration – “Accountability on Development” - G8 leaders endorsed the “Deauville Accountability Report - "G8 Commitments on Health and Food Security: State of Delivery and Results" and reaffirmed intent "to meeting commitments and tracking their implementation in a fully transparent and consistent manner” and their commitments to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) made during the High-level Plenary Meeting on the MDGs.
On health and security, the Declaration states: “the G8 has catalysed significant action on health and food security and we are ready to further work with other stakeholders,” including the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria,the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and UNTAID among others.
Excerpt from Declaration: Re: Maternal, newborn and child health
G8 leaders renewed their commitment to maternal, newborn and child initiatives, including the 2010 Canadian-led Muskoka Initiative and the GAVI Alliance as follows:
“’We reaffirm our commitment to improving maternal health and reducing child mortality, most notably through the Muskoka Initiative for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health launched in 2010. We are delivering our Muskoka commitments. We will continue to monitor their implementation in coordination with all partners, including stakeholders in the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health. We support the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health established by the WHO at the request of the UN Secretary General. We will implement them, and urge others to do so.
“We recognise the impact of the GAVI Alliance and strongly welcome its efforts to expand access to new and under-used life-saving vaccines in the poorest countries including through tiered pricing and innovative mechanisms such as the International Finance Facility for Immunisation. We call for a successful completion of the first pledging conference of GAVI in June in London, involving all relevant actors. We also welcome the development of the Advanced Market Commitments and notably the pilot project on pneumococcal vaccines.
“In the perspective of the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness to be held in Busan, South Korea later this year, we welcome progress made in aid delivery since the endorsement of the Rome and Paris Declarations and the Accra Agenda for Action. We call for a review of the Aid Effectiveness Agenda in Busan which recognises the shift towards broader issues of development outcomes and impacts.”