The IAP for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent was mandated by the UN Secretary-General in 2016 to play a key role to independently review progress and accountabilities under the 2016-2030 Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health and SDGs more broadly. The IAP is unique in that it is a leading independent accountability mechanism established under the rubric of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
IAP Terms of Reference
The IAP Terms of Reference are set by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General. In line with the IAP’s Terms of Reference and the IAP’s 2020 workplan, the main functions of the IAP are:
- independent review of EWEC Global Strategy, UHC and SDG 3+ progress & accountabilities; and make actionable recommendations
- disseminate IAP reviews and recommendations to support country action and impact
- promote accountability principles and advocate for remedy and action
- effective, efficient and accountable management of IAP to achieve aims
In the era of UHC and PHC, the IAP views this as an unprecedented opportunity to reach all women, children and adolescents, and those who are left behind. Majority of the services provided under UHC through PHC should meet the needs and realize rights of women, children and adolescents.
The IAP is preparing its 2020 report as its landmark report and, as requested by the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, one of the chapters will be dedicated to recommendations to strengthen health accountability (including independent accountability). The objective is to strengthen accountability system for country impact and respond to the needs of women, children and adolescents and those left behind. The report will also have country league tables and country accountability case studies to amplify country experiences and people’s voices.