Spearheaded by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon,
Every Woman Every Child is a multi-stakeholder movement that recognizes that all partners—including governments, philanthropic organizations, multilateral institutions, civil society, business, health professionals and academia—have an essential role to play in improving women’s and children’s health and wellbeing.
Commitments in support of
Every Woman Every Child represent pledges to address a specific need outlined in the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health , ultimately reducing preventable mortality and promoting the health and wellbeing of women, children and adolescents everywhere. WHAT KINDS OF COMMITMENTS ARE ENCOURAGED?
All commitments advancing the goals outlined in the
Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health (2016-2030) are encouraged, in particular those which are sustainable (e.g. public private partnerships with sustainable business models), innovative (e.g. novel policies, new low cost technologies, innovative partnerships or financing models), and have a long term focus.
Commitments can be financial or non-financial, and made by individual institutions or multi-partner-based coalitions. Most importantly, commitments to the
Global Strategy should aim to have clear measurable impacts. Each commitment maker will be required to report annually on progress related to implementing their commitment.
Government commitments, in adherence with the Paris Accord and the IHP+ principles, and linked to intergovernmental reporting processes, will be recorded separately.
HOW CAN YOU MAKE A COMMITMENT? Commitments should be defined as clearly as possible with an emphasis on measurability to support the tracking and monitoring processes, following the recommendations of the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health. Additional details about the commitment may be requested prior to approval.
Submissions are accepted all year round, but will be grouped together for approval and announcement at key moments; approved commitments will be showcased on the
Every Woman Every Child website.
COMMITMENT GUIDANCE PACK
Please note that Member States need not complete the application form referenced in these guidelines. Questions about Member State commitments should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. By filling in the
(also available in ONLINE application and PDF ), your commitment(s) will be submitted to the WORD Every Woman Every Child Secretariat for consideration as a Global Strategy commitment.
Global Strategy Overview Describes the content, background, audience and development plan of the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. Answers general questions on the Frequently Asked Questions Global Strategy including its development, rationale and main pillars, as well as how it will be financed and implemented.
Selected talking points about the Global Strategy and the commitment process to support your own outreach. Sample Talking Points Support us on social media For more information, check out the 2016 narrative arc
Photo cover: © UNICEF/UN016648/Holt, 2016