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Every Woman Every Child Special Event

20 September 2011

Sept 20 Event© UNICEF/NYHQ2004-1391/Noorani20 September 2011
4-6pm and 6:30-9:30pm,
New York, United States

At the conclusion of the UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases and leading into the High-level Debate of the General Assembly, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is spearheading a special event on the implementation of the Every Woman Every Child effort in support of the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health.

Last year, the Every Woman Every Child event raised commitments in policy, service delivery and resources equivalent to an estimated $40 billion, and established a Commission on Information and Accountability to ensure effective and efficient delivery of these resources and of the expected results. This year has resulted in significant momentum and commitment to the health of women and children across the world and to the Global Strategy has been generated.



Thus, this year Every Woman Every Child will:

  1. Showcase the implementation of existing commitments and their results on the ground, including game changing innovations;
  2. Present the recommendations from the recently published report by the Commission on Information and Accountability and the launch of an independent Expert Review Group that will oversee their implementation across the globe; and
  3. Announce new commitments to the Global Strategy by stakeholders from government, academic, private sector leaders as well as foundations, multilateral and civil society organizations.

The opportunity to do so will be divided into two parts:

Every Woman Every Child Plenary; 4-6 pm; ECOSOC Chamber; UN HQs; New York

The Plenary will be hosted by the Secretary-General and dedicated to showcase contributions from Heads of State and Government and leaders from different stakeholder groups whose achievements in support of the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health have been significant throughout the year. The Secretary-General's Global Health Team will be supported by the United Nations Foundation in the organization of this first part of the event.

Every Woman Every Child High-level Dialogue; 6.30-9:30 pm; Hyatt Hotel; New York

The High-level Dialogue will be hosted, upon request of the Secretary-General, by United Nations MDG Advocate Ray Chambers, in his capacity as Chair of the Health-MDGs cluster, with the participation of the Heads of State and Government as well as CEOs, NGO leaders and celebrities. The evening will be a dynamic, interactive effort to bring new people, organizations, and sectors into the race to meet the health MDGs and will continue the afternoon themes with added energy, commitments, and media platforms covering the event.

For more information about Every Woman Every Child Part 1 or to learn how to make a commitment to Every Woman, Every Child and the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health, please contact Anita Sharma at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For more information about Every Woman Every Child Part 2 please contact Ms. Wendy McWeeny at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For additional clarification about the Every Woman Every Child effort you can contact Silva Bonacito, Executive Office of the Secretary-General, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .