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.
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.
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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