Call for Nomination of a young person (under 23) to join the independent Expert Review Group (iERG) on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health
Application deadline: 31 October
In 2011, following a recommendation of the UN Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) established a time-limited independent Expert Review Group (iERG) which will operate until 2015. Currently, the iERG is an 8-member group. In their 2013 Report to the UN Secretary General, the iERG members point to a gap in global and national accountability : Adolescent health is a neglected issue. In this spirit, the iERG requested the addition of a new member to represent adolescents in their group.
In order to address this request, WHO is soliciting nominations for a young person. Any person up to 25 years of age is considered a “young” person. However, in order to qualify, the person must be younger than 25 by end of 2015 (end of iERG mandate). Therefore, at the time of nomination the individual should not be older than 23 years of age.