LAUNCH OF THE #IAP2020 REPORT | 13 JULY 2020 | 07:45AM – 9:00AM EDT



Ms. Gillian Tett

Chair of the Editorial Board & Editor-at-Large (US), The Financial Times


07:45 – Part I: Welcome & Scene-Setting

H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa

President of South Africa, Chairperson of the African Union


Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka

President, Japan International Cooperation



Ms. Joy Phumaphi

Co-Chair, Independent Accountability Panel for EWEC


08:01 Part II: Core Discussion 

Mr. Elhadj As Sy

Chair of the Board, Kofi Annan Foundation


Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron

President, Inter-Parliamentary Union


Dr. Khuất Thị Hải Oanh

Civil Society Engagement Mechanism, UHC2030



08:34 – Part III. Concrete Actions to Advance IAP Report Recommendations


Dr. Natalia Kanem

Executive Director, UNFPA


Concrete Actions

H.E. Mr. Kaha Imnadze

Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN


H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés

Member, UHC Movement Political Advisory Panel



Ms. Evalin Karijo

Project Director, Youth in Action, Amref Health Africa



Floor Intervention

Mr. Peter MacDougall

Assistant Deputy Minister of Global Issues and Development, Global Affairs Canada


08:50 – Part IV: Closing

Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Director-General, WHO; Chair, H6 Partnership



Rt. Hon. Helen Clark

Former Prime Minister, New Zealand; Board Chair, PMNCH



The UN Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman Every Child is launching a landmark report entitled Caught in the COVID-19 storm: progress and accountability for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in the context of UHC and SDGs  at this year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). 

This flagship virtual high-level side event, co-hosted by the Governments of Japan, South Africa and Georgia aims to: 

  • Bring visibility to the critical importance of health accountability as a practical tool to ensure countries deliver on the promise of universal health coverage for women, children, adolescents and those furthest left behind—especially as COVID-19 threatens to disrupt progress and reverse the gains
  • Energize and inspire stakeholders to act on the IAP recommendations to strengthen social-political accountability, especially at the country-level, and make health accountability everyone’s business
  • Set the scene and build momentum toward follow-up planned throughout the year, to ensure all add unique value while contributing to a cohesive narrative

Co-Organizers: Every Woman Every Child Secretariat, Independent Accountability Panel, International Health Partnership for UHC 2030 (UHC2030) and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)