After launching its inaugural report at the 5th Accountability breakfast , the IAP also formally submitted their report to the UN Secretary General at the Every Woman Every Child reception on the 20th of September 2016.
This event brought together government authorities, civil society and private sector leaders who thanked the UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, for his leadership and for spearheading the Every Woman Every Child movement over the past six years. In his keynote address, the Secretary-General highlighted progress achieved through Every Woman Every Child, which serves as an inspiration and model to help implement the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
The UN Secretary-General was joined at the event by members of the High-level Advisory Group for Every Woman Every Child and commended their efforts championing the movement, as well as calling for commitments and political support at the highest levels. Mr. Ki-moon announced that the High-level Advisory Group will evolve into a Steering Group for Every Woman Every Child to help ensure that the movement continues strong, with leadership from many countries and leaders from many different sectors, keeping women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and wellbeing at the core of sustainable development efforts.
At the end of the event, the co-chair of the IAP, Dr. Carmen Barroso presented the first report of the IAP to UN Secretary-General Special Adviser on Agenda 2030 and Climate Change, Dr. David Nabarro who received it on behalf of the UN Secretary General. On behalf of the panel, Dr. Barroso thanked Mr. Bank Ki Moon for his leadership and noted that while we still need to address old challenges, we have new hopes. She also stressed that those responsible for choosing the new SG of the UN should be accountable for selecting someone who is committed to the health of women, children and adolescents, accountability and making cross-sectoral work a reality. The transformed world that we live in today presents new opportunities for accelerating change, eliminating injustices and for creating the world we want.
Read more about the event here.
Read the IAP report at http://iapreport.org/