The 69th UN General Assembly

16 SEPTEMBER - 1 OCTOBER 2014 | UN HEADQUARTERS — The UN General Assembly will convene in New York this coming week, where Heads of State, representatives from UN organizations, civil society and NGOs will gather to deliberate this year’s theme on ‘Delivering on and Implementing a Transformative Post-2015 Development Agenda’. A string of side events will take place alongside the General Assembly's first week, all very crucial in laying the foundation for the post-2015 sustainable development agenda.

Press release: Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health

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16 SEPTEMBER 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — As a follow up to the launch of the 10 Success Factors for Women’s and Children’s Health country highlights in June, PMNCH has published a series of findings from research across 142 countries. The release of this new research is being supported by a global and national press campaign with the 10 “fast-track” telling their own stories of how strategies tailored to their country context, strengths and challenges have led to success.

Protecting women’s and children’s health from a changing climate

15 SEPTEMBER 2014 | GENEVA, SWITZERLAND — As world leaders gather in New York, the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit on 23 September will seek to increase political will and mobilise greater action and momentum in the lead up to 2015. PMNCH and partners have launched a new Knowledge Summary to coincide with the summit– Protecting Women’s and Children’s Health from a Changing Climate. It aims to empower the health and sustainable development communities to advance action on addressing the impacts of climate change on the health of women and children.

New data show child mortality rates falling faster than ever

16 SEPTEMBER 2014 | NEW YORK, NEW YORK — New data released today by the United Nations show that under-five mortality rates have dropped by 49 per cent between 1990 and 2013. The average annual reduction has accelerated – in some countries it has even tripled – but overall progress is still short of meeting the global target of a two-thirds decrease in under-five mortality by 2015.

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  • 21 September

    The PMNCH 2014 Accountability Report: Tracking Financial Commitments to the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health

    The fourth annual PMNCH 2014 Accountability Report was launched today at a breakfast event in New York in the lead up to the UN General Assembly week. This year’s report focuses exclusively on the commitments made to the Global Strategy that were specifically expressed in financial terms. It shows some encouraging trends in the implementation of Global Strategy commitments and RMNCH financing, but also points to important areas requiring additional focus.

  • 21 September

    New iERG report: Every Woman, Every Child: A Post-2015 Vision

    The independent Expert Review Group today released its third report- Every Woman, Every Child: A Post-2015 Vision during a jointly hosted breakfast in New York with PMNCH and Countdown to 2015. The new report proposes a radical new vision for accelerating progress towards advancing women’s and children’s health now and in the post-2015 era.

  • 16 September

    1 million children die during their first day of life from mostly preventable causes

    The 2014 Committing to Child Survival: A Promise Renewed progress report, indicates that the first 28 days of a newborn’s life are the most vulnerable with almost 2.8 million babies dying each year during this period. One million of them don’t even live to see their second day of life. Many of these deaths could be easily prevented with simple, cost-effective interventions before, during and immediately after birth.