21 November 2016
Alliance of Alliances
Recognizing the need for multi-sectoral cooperation and accountability to advance women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and sustainable development, our organizations: Girls Not Brides, The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, The International Alliance of Patients’ Organisations, The International HIV/AIDS Alliance, Let Girls Lead, The NCD Alliance, The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health, Stop TB Partnership, Together for Girls; commit to work together across sectors, and develop an “Alliance of Alliances” working together at global, regional and country levels during 2015-2020. We will identify shared policy priorities and discuss best practices in membership and governance to improve our individual and collective impact. Expected results include greater harmonization at a global policy level and stronger coordination and efficiency among members at national and sub-national levels, including among those who belong to our platforms. This commitment is in support of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030).
We will develop mechanisms to collect joint data and evidence on accountability across alliances to contribute to an annual “State of Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health” report. Through this, we will contribute to developing and strengthening collaborative approaches to an integrated accountability framework for the SDGs, reducing the risk of duplication and overlap of separate, issue-specific accountability frameworks. We will develop shared strategies, tools, messages and champions on areas of shared concern, setting a target of one issue per year to advocate on together. We will share emerging research and knowledge products across all platforms on issues of mutual interest and seek and implement opportunities to develop cross-partner knowledge projects.