United Nations General Assemby September 2012: RMNCH In focus

18 SEPTEMBER 2012 | NEW YORK


UN Commodities Commission & iERG Report

WHEN: 26 September 2012, 12:00-13:00
WHAT: Meeting of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children & Independent Expert Review Group on Informaiton and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health

12:00-12:15 Announcement related to the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (webcast)

  • Goodluck Jonathan, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria - Co-Chair of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities
  • Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister, Norway - Co-Chair of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities
  • Justine Greening, Secretary of State for International Development, United Kingdom
  • Scott Sherriff, Senior Vice President & Head of Women's Healthcare, Bayer
  • Raj Shah, Administrator, USAID and a Commissioner
  • Bill Clinton, Founder, William J. Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States

12:18 Word of welcome

  • Zain Verjee, CNN anchor

12:20-12:45 Interactive discussion and statements of commitment on the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities; A Promise Renewed; and opportunities for “More Health for the Money” in relation to Commodities across MDGs 4,5 and 6

Moderator: Zain Verjee
  • Goodluck Jonathan, President, Federal Republic of Nigeria - Co-Chair of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities
  • Gabriel Jaramillo, General Manager, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • Denis Broun, Executive Director, UNITAID
  • Seth Berkley, CEO, GAVI Alliance
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Minister of Health, Ethiopia
  • Jens Stoltenberg, Prime Minister, Norway - Co-Chair of the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities

12:45-12:57 Panel discussion on the iERG report and follow-up

Moderator: Zain Verjee
  • Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet - iERG Co-Chair
  • Joy Phumaphi, Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance (ALMA) - iERG Co-Chair
  • Margaret Chan, Director General, WHO - Vice-Chair of the Accountability Commission
  • Hamadoun I. Touré, Secretary-General ITU - Vice-Chair of the Accountability Commission

13:00 Close of meeting

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