Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20-22 June 2012
Promoting women’s and children’s health is a cornerstone of creating a sustainable, stable and prosperous future, and robust sustainable development policies that take into account the health of women and children are urgently needed to ensure that we can meet the goals of the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.
To make real and lasting change, we must strive to reduce poverty, improve health and education and achieve gender equality – with an emphasis on equity and reaching the world’s most vulnerable, including women and children. Investing in their health will reduce child and maternal mortality, slow population growth and break vicious cycles of poverty.
We have assembled an advocacy toolkit with additional background on Rio+20, partner activity, knowledge summaries and messaging, and information on side events.