Caught in the COVID-19 storm: women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in the context of UHC and the SDGs
The United Nations Secretary-General Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for Every Woman Every Child 2020 Report was launched at a High-level Political Forum side event on July 13, 2020.
Watch the event here!
Even before COVID-19, global progress towards 2030 targets to save the lives of women and children was already lagging by around 20%. The global pandemic is making a bad situation even worse.
The IAP report reviews the status of key EWEC indicators and the implications of COVID 19 on women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health and rights. It presents country scorecards, analyses of critical challenges and factors for success, and highlights from country case studies. It sets out an accountability framework with four pillars (Commit, Justify, Implement, Progress). The IAP then gives three main recommendations as to how countries and other stakeholders can achieve their goals: 1) Investing in data systems; 2) Ensuring that accountability is institutionalized; 3) Acting upon the voices of people and communities.
- IAP 2020 Full Report and Annexes
- IAP 2020 Report Executive Summary, available in 6 UN languages (Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, Russian)
- IAP 2020 Report Country Case Studies
- IAP 2020 Report Accountability Framework (graph, video and checklist)
- IAP 2020 Report Comment in The Lancet
- IAP 2020 Report videos and stories, and Report Launch Event
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- Media coverage