Accountability for Women’s and Children’s Health

iERG final report: 2015 and beyond...

26 September 2015 - 2015 has been a year of reflection and transition. It is also the last year of the iERG's four-year mandate. The group releases its final review of annual and four-year progress under MDG 4 and 5, delivery of commitments made to the UN SG’s Global Strategy, COIA goals and the Commission on Life-Saving Commodities. It is supported by 75 Country Profiles which benchmark progress at the end of the MDG era. The report also includes a section on Donor Profiles which represent presents a snapshot picture of a donor’s financial and policy commitments to women’s and children’s health.The iERG puts forth three new recommendations that would set important preconditions for successes in global health during the SDG era.

Independent Accountability – Post 2015 – What is needed?

The iERG met recently in London to discuss the latest version of the Background Paper on Accountability prepared by the Accountability Work Stream as part of the preparation for the revised Global Strategy on Women, Adolescent and Children’s Health. The iERG subsequently submitted its input to the coordinators and the PMNCH summarizing their discussions and outlining its position on independent accountability in regards to the Global Strategy 2.0.

International Migrants Day 2014: the most vulnerable

UN Photo/Albert González Farran

18 December 2014 - As we commemorate today International Migrants Day, there are more people living abroad, more Internally Displaced People (IDP’s), more irregular migrants, more refugees, and more asylum seekers than ever before in the history of mankind. Women and children, always the most vulnerable among the vulnerable people, suffer most.
For us this blatant lack of fundamental rights and freedoms guaranteed to these communities is unacceptable. We call on the international community and each and every one to take seriously the commitments made to migrants and their families.

Human Rights Day 2014: #rights365

iERG/Tarek Meguid

10 December 2014 - On December 10 every year, Human Rights Day commemorates the date on which the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, proclaiming its principles as the “common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations”. In our world today, in 2014, we see that in places where there had been progress in achieving human rights, this progress has been lost, in some places to some degree in others totally. The iERG welcomes and fully supports this year’s slogan: Human Rights 365. Like life itself it is never done and requires continues unwavering and daily, hourly, efforts. Every woman, every child, every adolescent, and every man should have equal access to quality health care.

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Key functions of the iERG:

- To assess the extent to which all stakeholders honour their commitments to the Global Strategy and the Commission; including the US$ 40 billion of commitments made in September 2010

- To review progress in implementation of the recommendations of the Commission

- To assess progress towards greater transparency in the flow of resources and achieving results

- To identify obstacles to implementing both the Global Strategy and the Commission’s recommendations

- To identify good practice, including in policy and service delivery, accountability arrangements and value-for-money approaches relating to the health of women and children

- To make recommendations to improve the effectiveness of the accountability framework developed by the Commission

iERG events at UNGA 2015

  • Accountability Brunch
    26 September 2015 - For the fourth time, a traditional brunch event will be co-hosted by PMNCH, Countdown to 2015, iERG, and WHO. The event will launch the last iERG report and will also introduce new data from (1) Countdown to 2015 on country successes in improving health outcomes for women and children and financing for RMNCH, and (2) PMNCH 2015 Accountability Report. The presentation of evidence will be followed by a lively debate about RMNCAH progress and strategies to capitalize on these gains in the SDG era.
  • Launch of the new Global Strategy 2.0 for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health
    26 September 2015 - #Survive, #Thrive & #Transform are the objectives of updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s & Adolescents’ Health and Every Woman Every Child movement. The Strategy, will continue to accelerate progress for women, children and adolescents health, protect gains and support countries to achieve the #SDGs.

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