2015 and beyond: the unfinished agenda of MDG 4 and 5 in South-East Asia
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AbstractDescription: A regional meeting on "2015 and beyond: the unfinished agenda of MDGs 4 and 5 in South-East Asia" was organized by the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for South-East Asia, from 29 April to 1 May 2014 in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the aim to enhance commitment and accountability in the Member States of the Region towards achieving MDGs 4 and 5, and progressing beyond 2015. Countries reviewed the progress on the United Nations (UN) Secretary-General's Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health and the Commission on Information and Accountability for Women's and Children's Health (CoIA) framework. Country participants and partners shared experiences to reach a common understanding on approaches that are likely to improve coordination and make a large impact on country efforts for accelerating progress. A Joint UN Statement on Women's and Children's Health was released by the Regional Directors of WHO, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) to call upon countries and partner organizations for recommitting their efforts to address the unfinished agenda of MDGs 4 and 5. This report provides a summary of the proceedings of the regional meeting, the Joint UN Statement in support of MDG 4 and 5, country action plans, and the meeting declaration.
World Health Organization, Regional Office for South-East Asia. (2015). 2015 and beyond: the unfinished agenda of MDG 4 and 5 in South-East Asia. WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia. http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/204720