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)
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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