PMNCH members join other CSOs in recommending ways to support equity in the Global Strategy
CSOs recommend ways to support equity in the Global Strategy
MAY 2011 – Action Canada for Population and Development, International Planned Parenthood Federation and Ipas joined other civil society organizations in writing a response to the UN Commission on Information and Accountability’s report on the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health, "Keeping Promises, Measuring Results," welcoming the importance placed on achieving equity in health. The organizations also praised “the crucial link made between resources, results, outcomes and impact.”
“This is critical for monitoring the fulfilment of the highest attainable standard of health, as it determines how legal and political commitments are translated into policy efforts in specific contexts,” they wrote. “Furthermore, we believe the ‘monitor-review-act’ framework for accountability the Commission proposes could make an important contribution to achieving the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).”
In their letter the organizations urged UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to ensure that human rights principles and standards are fully integrated into the UN’s work with governments, civil society and other development partners to effectively implement the Commission’s recommendations. They proposed six recommendations they suggest the Commission follow to achieve their desired results.