PMNCH and Every Woman Every Child Tweet Chat, November 16th

15 November 2013

Join @maryvkinney @PMNCH & @UnfEWEC  on November 16th from 9am-10am EST for a Global Tweet Chat commemorating World Prematurity Day (November 17th) and the Every Newborn Action Plan. Be sure to follow #Worldprematurtyday #EveryNewborn and #EWECProgess. For more information on the Every Newborn Action Plan click here.
 
New Co-Chair: Every Woman Every Child Innovation Working Group

13 November 2013

The Innovation Working Group (IWG), in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child movement, is proud to announce Allan Pamba, Director of Public Engagement & Access Initiatives at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), as its new co-chair. Mr. Pamba joins Mr. Tore Godal, Special Adviser to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Global Health, to lead this important effort aimed at harnessing the power of innovation to accelerate progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Click here to learn more. 
 
Business Leaders Call on Companies to Increase Participation in Improving Health In India

13 November 2013

The call-to-action for accelerated private sector engagement took place November 18th at the Trident Hotel in Mumbai at a business forum on health called “Reaching the Health Millennium Development Goals:The Critical Role of India’s Private Sector.” The event sought to mobilize business to reduce mother and child deaths and improve India’s sanitation and hygiene challenges. The forum was held in support of Every Woman Every Child. To learn more click here.
 
New Co-Chair: Every Woman Every Child Innovation Working Group

13 November 2013

The Innovation Working Group (IWG), in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child movement, is proud to announce Allan Pamba, Director of Public Engagement & Access Initiatives at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), as its new co-chair. Mr. Pamba joins Mr. Tore Godal, Special Adviser to the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Global Health, to lead this important effort aimed at harnessing the power of innovation to accelerate progress towards achieving the health-related Millennium Development Goals. Click here to learn more.
 
FP2020 Progress Report

13 November 2013

FP2020’s first progress report, Partnership in Action details successes and progress made since the 2012 London Summit on Family Planning, highlighting commitments, accountability, innovation, collaboration  and ways to measure FP2020 progress moving forward. To learn more and view the full report click here.

 
Committee on Women and Development: Africa in the Post-2015 era: Towards an Inclusive and Gender Equitable Development

29 October 2013

The Committee on Women and Development (CWD), one of the eight statutory subsidiary organs of the Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), will meet from November 12-13 in Addis, Ababa, Ethiopia. The theme of the eighth session is 'Africa in the Post-2015 era: Towards an Inclusive and Gender Equitable Development'. The meeting will enable the CWD to discuss Africa's common position on the post-2015 development agenda and how this will impact Member States' policies and programs and efforts to integrate gender into development. To learn more about the meeting click here
 
UNFPA Launches Advocacy Platform for Post-2015 Development Framework

29 October 2013

Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, introduced the UNFPA proposals for the post-2015 development framework at the EuroNGOs conference, “Next Steps: Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights on the Post-2015 Agenda”. The proposals aims for universal access to SRHR, empowering women and investing in youth, through a coherent post-2015 development framework. To learn more about the report click here
 
Liechtenstein Helps Protect the World’s Most Vulnerable Children against Polio

24 October 2013

The United Nations Foundation and the Liechtenstein Embassy to the US have announced a three-year commitment of US$75,000 to support worldwide polio eradication efforts, which also supports Every Woman Every Child. “We are grateful for Liechtenstein’s contribution to help polio eradication succeed, and look forward to working with governments around the world to stop this disease once and for all,” said Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the UN Foundation. To read the full press release click here

 
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