The IAP for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent was mandated by the UN Secretary-General in 2015 to play a key role in holding stakeholders accountable for honouring their commitments to the 2016-2030 Global Strategy for Women’s,
Children’s and Adolescents’ Health. Please refer to the IAP Terms of Reference here.
The IAP is unique in that it is a leading independent accountability mechanism established under the rubric of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. The IAP is composed of an expert group of internationally-recognized leaders in the field of health and human rights who were appointed by the Secretary-General in 2016. They serve in their individual capacities with a mandate to provide autonomous, transparent analysis on the Global Strategy’s implementation.
The IAP is strategically assessing accountability in the new UHC context. As reaffirmed in the IAP’s statement to the High-level Meeting on UHC, the IAP’s central priority is women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health.
In the era of UHC and PHC, the IAP views this as an unprecedented opportunity to reach the women, children and adolescents, and those who are furthest left behind. Majority of the services provided under UHC through PHC should meet the needs and realize rights of women, children and adolescents.
There will be is a need to reflect how best to collaborate (WHO, PMNCH, UHC2030, H6, GAP and beyond EWEC ecosystem) for an integrated accountability, given specific roles and value each adds, with an ultimate aim to ensure that every woman, child and adolescent can survive, thrive and realize their potential to transform the world.
The IAP is preparing its 2020 report as its legacy report and as requested by the Executive Office of the SG, 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 furthest left behind. The report will also have country league tables and country accountability case studies to amplify country experiences and voices.