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FROM PAGE TO ACTION: Accountability for the Furthest Left Behind in COVID-19 & Beyond, Launch of the 2020 Report of the IAP for Every Woman Every Child


The UN Secretary-General’s Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman Every Child is launching a landmark report entitled Caught in the COVID-19 storm: progress and accountability for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health in the context of UHC and SDGs  at this year’s High-Level Political Forum (HLPF). 

This flagship virtual high-level side event, co-hosted by the Governments of Japan, South Africa and Georgia aims to: 

  • Bring visibility to the critical importance of health accountability as a practical tool to ensure countries deliver on the promise of universal health coverage for women, children, adolescents and those furthest left behind—especially as COVID-19 threatens to disrupt progress and reverse the gains
  • Energize and inspire stakeholders to act on the IAP recommendations to strengthen social-political accountability, especially at the country-level, and make health accountability everyone’s business
  • Set the scene and build momentum toward follow-up planned throughout the year, to ensure all add unique value while contributing to a cohesive narrative

Co-Organizers: Every Woman Every Child Secretariat, Independent Accountability Panel, International Health Partnership for UHC 2030 (UHC2030) and the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH)


  • H.E. Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, Chairperson of the African Union
  • Rt. Hon Helen Clark, former Prime Minister of New Zealand and Board Chair of PMNCH
  • Mr. Shinichi Kitaoka, President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency
  • Ambassador Kaha Imnadze, Permanent Representative of Georgia to the UN 
  • Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA 
  • Mr. Elhadj As Sy, Board Chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation & Co-Chair of the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board 
  • Ms. Gabriela Cuevas Barron, President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and Member of the High-level Steering Group for EWEC 
  • Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, H6 Chair; Director-General, WHO
  • Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa, UHC Movement Political Advisory Panel for UHC2030 and President of the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly
  • Dr. Khuất Thị Hải Oanh, Civil Society Engagement Mechanism for UHC2030 and Executive Director, Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives
  • Ms. Evalin Karijo, Director, Youth in Action, Amref Health Africa
  • Mr. Peter MacDougallAssistant Deputy Minister of Global Issues and Development, Global Affairs Canada

Media contact:
Natalie Bailey:

- Press Release 

- IAP 2020 Report 

- Socia Media Toolkit

- Media Resources 

- Full Speaker Bios


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FROM PAGE TO ACTION: Accountability for the Furthest Left Behind in COVID-19 & Beyond, Launch of the 2020 Report of the IAP for Every Woman Every Child

Date and time
Monday, July 13, 2020 7:45 AM EDT
  • Conference
Issue Area(s)
  • Adolescents/Youths
  • Child Health
  • Communicable Diseases
  • Maternal Health
  • Online Event