Women Deliver Releases Interim Report on Regional Consultations

Women Deliver released an interim report that highlights key recommendations and findings from three regional consultations held throughout 2012. The consultations, held in sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America & the Caribbean, and Asia, focused on MDG5 (to improve maternal health and achieve universal access to reproductive health) and demonstrated that there are noticeable similarities and differences across the regions. Participants of all three consultations agreed that a post-MDG framework is needed to complete the unfinished agendas of ICPD and the MDGs, and that women’s health and rights must remain a political priority.

The Women Deliver regional consultations were held to gather expert stakeholders, including Parliamentarians, Ministers of Health, government representatives, corporate executives, civil society advocates, health providers and youth leaders, to discuss regional success stories and lessons learned around MDG5. Participants also produced suggestions on how the post-MDG framework can best be designed to prioritize the health and well-being of girls and women. A fourth regional consultation is expected to be held in the Middle East and North Africa region in the fall.

Recommendations have been submitted to the office of the UN Secretary-General, and will also be used to shape the agenda of Women Deliver 2013.

To read the report, click here.

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