2nd Annual World Health Worker Week

07 April 2014

The 2nd Annual World Health Worker Week takes place from April 7-11. @JNJGlobalHealth will moderate a Twitter chat on Monday, April 7 at 1 pm ET for members of the global health and development community to talk about the impact health workers have on improving global health. Michael Bzdak of Johnson & Johnson (@bcsrdak) will lead this public discussion with partners, bloggers and leaders who play a critical role in supporting and expanding the reach of health workers. To join the conversation follow #WHWW.
World Health Day

04 April 2014

This World Health Day is celebrated on April 7. This year WHO is highlighting the serious and increasing threat of vector-borne diseases, with the slogan “Small bite, big threat”. Every year, more than one billion people are infected and more than one million die from vector-borne diseases. To learn more click here. To join the conversation on twitter follow #just1bite. 
ICPD High-Level Interactive Debate

04 April 2014

Inaugurating the Commission on Population and Development (CPD), global opinion leaders and stakeholders will unite under the auspices of the United Nations for an interactive high-level debate linking human rights and dignity, good health, security of place, and freedom of mobility as the critical ingredients for a sustainable world. The event will be held Friday, April 4, 2014 at the ECOSOC Chambers of United Nations Headquarters in New York. To learn more click here. To watch the webcast coverage click here
Family Planning Expands Digital Presence

03 April 2014

Accurate, timely and accessibly information is the lifeblood of the Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) initiative. Delivering on this promise, FP2020 has expanded its digital presence to serve as a one-stop, comprehensive resource for the family planning community. This includes an interactive version of FP2020’s progress report; a French translation of the progress report; and new country pages featuring key statistics and data. 
April 2 PGA Webinar

01 April 2014

On April 2, at 10am EST (3pm CET) Beyond 2015 is holding a webinar with the OPGA, in advance of the Joint Event of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council “The role of partnerships in the implementation of the Post-2015 Development Agenda” which will take place in New York on April 9 and 10. The concept note, provision programme and background note can all be found here. For more information click here. To learn about Every Woman Every Child as a multi-stakeholder partnership model click here. To learn more about Every Woman Every Child as a multi-stakholder partnership click here: Every_Woman_Every_Child_as_a_Multi-Stakeholder_Partnership_Model_-_March_25_2014_2.pdf
Tenth session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

31 March 2014

The tenth session of the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will convene from 31 March - 4 April 2014, at UN Headquarters in New York. During the tenth session of the OWG, the focus areas include: poverty eradication and promote equality, gender equality and women's empowerment, education, health and population dynamics, water and sanitation and sustainable agriculture, and food security and nutrition. To learn more click here.
7 Million Premature Deaths Annually Linked to Air Pollution

25 March 2014

In new estimates released, WHO reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died - one in eight of total global deaths – as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk. Reducing air pollution could save millions of lives. To learn more click here
Campaigners Welcome 'Milestone' Agreement at UN Gender Equality Talks

24 March 2014

After two weeks of negotiations in New York, the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) ended in the early hours of Saturday morning with an agreement that called for the acceleration of progress towards achieving the millennium development goals, and confirming the need for a stand-alone goal on gender equality and women's empowerment in the set of international targets that will be introduced once they expire in 2015. The agreement also said gender equality must underpin all other goals. To read more click here.
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