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From Page to Action: Accountability for the Furthest Left Behind in COVID-19 & Beyond; Launch of the 2020 Report of the UNSG's Independent Accountability Panel for EWEC
Monday, 13 July 2020
7:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Virtual (New York time)

Side Event

Governments of South Africa, Japan and Georgia

Co-organized by the Every Woman Every Child Secretariat, IAP, International Health Partnership for UHC 2030 (UHC2030) and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH).

The UN Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for Every Woman Every Child (EWEC) is launching its landmark 2020 Report Caught in the COVID-19 storm: progress and accountability for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in the context of UHC and SDGs. This virtual event aims to:

  • Bring visibility to the critical importance of health accountability as a practical tool to ensure countries deliver on the promise of UHC 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 towards follow-up planned throughout the year.

    High-level speakers and leading voices will deliver remarks and/or engage in a dynamic discussion moderated by Ms. Gillian Tett, Chair of the Editorial Board and Editor-at-large of the Financial Times.

    Part I: Welcome & Scene-setting:
  • H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, Chairperson of the African Union
  • Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President, JICA
  • Ms. Joy Phumaphi, Co-Chair, Independent Accountability Panel for EWEC

    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

    Part III: Concrete actions to advance IAP Report Recommendations :
  • Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA
  • H.E. Mr. Kaha Imnadze, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN
  • H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés, UHC Movement Political Advisory Panel, UHC2030
  • Ms. Evalin Karijo, Project Director, Youth in Action, Amref Health Africa

    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

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