More than $2B pledged for well-being of women, children, adolescents

Photo: UNICEF/Giacomo Pirozzi

22 SEPTEMBER 2016 | NEW YORK, NY — Twenty-three new commitments, corresponding to over $2 billion in pledges for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and wellbeing were announced on the margins of the UN General Assembly. This includes a pledge by Save the Children for global health and nutrition work in both development and humanitarian settings.

Together for the 2030 Agenda: Partnering for Women, Children and Adolescents, to Thrive and Transform the World

20 SEPTEMBER 2016 | NEW YORK, NY — Partnerships across sectors was the theme of the event Together for the 2030 Agenda: Partnering for Women, Children and Adolescents, to Thrive and Transform the World on the margins of the 71st session of the UNGA, on 20th September 2016. The theme is in tandem with Transform aspect of the Global Strategy, which highlights the power of partnerships and working across sectors to change the lives of women, children and adolescents, expanding enabling environments.

Prioritizing the leadership of adolescents and young people at the UN General Assembly

20-21 SEPTEMBER 2016 | NEW YORK, NY — A high-level breakfast held on the margins of the 71st session of the UNGA brought together Youth Leaders and World Leaders. The event was hosted by H.E. Kristian Jensen, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Denmark, H.E.Lilianne Plouman, the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UNFPA, UNDP on behalf of the Interagency Working Group on Youth & SDGs.

World Leaders Commit to migrants and refugees – girls and women disproportionately affected

19 SEPTEMBER 2016 | NEW YORK, NY — At the UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September, Member States adopted the New York Declaration for Refugees and Migrants. This landmark declaration recognizes that large movements of refugees and migrants are a global issue, which needs a global response, and expresses the political will of world leaders to save lives, protect rights and respond together to improve their lives, regardless of status.

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    New group to “expand access to health and human rights” for women, children and adolescents

    Helping to expand access to health and human rights for women, children and adolescents everywhere is the goal of the new High Level Working Group for the Health and Human Rights of Women, Children and Adolescents.

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    Health System Award for Innovative Primary Care

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