2014 Partners' Forum
30 JUNE - 1 JULY | Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa
About the 2014 Partners’ Forum
With deliberations underway for a post-2015 development agenda, we have a unique opportunity to envisage the world we want by 2030 and take stock of progress in women’s and children’s health. We hope that our discussions leading up to, and during the Partners’ Forum, will emphasise the need to ensure the empowerment, wellbeing, and social protection of the world's most vulnerable people, especially women and children. We also hope to examine how these principles can be translated by different sectors and constituencies into action and tangible results to guarantee a life of dignity for all.
Up to 800 representatives of the health, nutrition, education, gender and development, public and private sector communities are expected to attend the two-day meeting.
PMNCH has held two previous Partners’ Forums. The first, in Dar es Salaam in 2007, marked the emergence of PMNCH as the first dedicated partnership focused on maternal and child health and the pursuit of MDGs 4 and 5. The second Forum, in New Delhi in November 2010, aimed to develop joint approaches and strategies to operationalize the UN Secretary General’s Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health to accelerate progress towards the MDGs by 2015. This meeting, the third, will prioritize discussion on joint action and accountability across sectors in anticipation of the post-2015 development goals.