Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

The iERG 2013 report

Launch and other relevant events

The iERG will present the key results of their second year of work and major findings of the 2013 report at a number of special events related to advocacy and reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) which will take place during the lead-up and the week of the opening of the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York, 17 September 2013:

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12 September 2013

  • Briefing for Permanent Missions to the UN on the EWEC Movement
    The Permanent Missions of Bangladesh, Zambia and Sweden invite representatives of the Permanent Missions, Permanent Observer Mission, UN Agencies and accredited NGOs to a briefing on Every Woman Every Child. The briefing discuss global progress on the health MDGs, in particular women's and children's health in advance of the Secretary-General's special event on September 23, 2013, and related health events around the week of the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly. An embargoed press release on the iERG 2013 report has been circulated.

22 September 2013

  • Launch Brunch: "Accountability for Results. Keeping Our Promises to Women and Children."/ 9-11:30 am
    Co-hosted by the Countdown to 2015, PMNCH, iERG, and WHO, the event will bring together stakeholders to examine the issue of accountability and women’s and children’s health. The event will mark the launch of the second iERG report, the third PMNCH Accountability Report, as well as present the latest data on women and children’s health globally. Richard Horton and Joy Phumaphi, iERG Co-Chairs, will present the iERG 2013 report.

23 September 2013

  • SG’s MDG High-Level Forum on Accelerating Action and Partnering for Impact / All day, beginning at 9 am
    On September 23, 2013, the Secretary-General will host a high-level forum to catalyze and accelerate further action to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and enrich the deliberations of the General Assembly on 24 and 25 September, and beyond. The forum will focus on concrete examples of scaling up success and identifying further opportunities. The emphasis will be on the “how” – bringing together examples from partnerships across the spectrum of the MDGs and the Secretary-General’s multi-stakeholder initiatives and movements, such as Every Woman Every Child, Sustainable Energy for All, Global Education First, Zero Hunger Challenge, the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement, and the Call to Action on Sanitation. Joy Phumaphi, iERG Co-Chair, will speak on behalf of the iERG.
  • UN Webcast
    On 23 September, watch the MDG Success event live on UN Webcast.

24 September 2013

  • EWEC Networking Reception / 7-9 pm
    The event will provide an opportunity for EWEC partners to network and dialogue. The iERG members will discuss their 2013 report with stakeholders.

25 September 2013

  • Women's and Children's Health: The Unfinished Agenda of the MDGs / 11:30 am-1 pm
    Co-hosted by the Prime Minister of Canada, President Jof Tanzania, with the participation of the President of Nigeria, Prime Minister of Norway, WHO DG, this high-level event will focus on key interventions, the importance of accountability and the need for strengthened civil registration and vital statistics as we look to the long-term goal of ending preventable maternal and child deaths post-2015. The iERG members will present their 2013 report.