Progress Report on the EWEC Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health
The first Progress Report on the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health, “Progress in Partnership,” will be launched on Tuesday, 18 July, in the margins of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
The Progress Report has particular relevance at this year’s HLPF meeting, since 15 of the countries providing a VNR—Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Chile, Costa Rica, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Sweden, Togo, Uruguay, Zimbabwe—have formally committed to the EWEC Global Strategy.
The report is the result of a long and careful process of consultation among EWEC partners. “The Progress Report is a critical tool for accountability and advocacy and provides a snapshot of achievements by countries and partners under the Every Woman Every Child Global Strategy, highlighting the power of partnership to accelerate progress in a complex and evolving development landscape,” said Helga Fogstad, Executive Director of The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health.
To provide the latest status on progress towards the targets of the Global Strategy, the report highlights the latest available country data on 60 indicators, 34 of which come directly from the SDGs and an additional 26 taken from existing indexes and processes. This data, from WHO and other UN agencies, is included in an open-access online data portal launched in May 2017 on the World Health Organization’s Global Health Observatory website.
“In a new development era, the Every Woman Every Child movement serves as a proven platform for transformative global partnership, uniting efforts across sectors to realize an ambitious and integrated agenda for women, children and adolescents, following the roadmap set by the Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health launched by the UN Secretary-General in 2015,” said Nana Kuo, Senior Manager, Every Woman Every Child Team at the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General.
The report launch will elevate discussions on cross-sectoral collaboration, illustrating the inter-linkages and inter-dependence across the SDGs. In a new development era, this event —and Progress in Partnership—will also highlight the importance of transformative multi-stakeholder partnerships such as EWEC to facilitate collective action and support country efforts to deliver on an integrated, equitable and inclusive agenda for women, children and adolescents.
READ the the press release with the main findings from the report: