INVITATION TO THE GLOBAL CITIZEN DIALOGUE ON CITIZEN-LED ACCOUNTABILITY FOR WOMEN'S, CHILDREN'S AND ADOLESCENTS' HEALTH

 
 

69th World Health Assembly
Date: Thursday, May 26th 2016
Time: 18:30-20:00 Venue: Conference Room at 1 rue de Varembé, ground floor, Geneva
RSVP: jlarsen@whiteribbonalliance.org

The Governments of Bangladesh, Sweden and Zambia, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) and Board Members of the NGOs Constituency Group of PMNCH representing approximately 400 NGOs (International Planned Parenthood Federation, Save the Children, White Ribbon Alliance and World Vision International) invite you to join the second Global Dialogue for Citizen-led accountability for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health at the World Health Assembly 2016.

This side event follows the first ever Global Citizens’ Dialogue at the World Health Assembly in 2015 and builds on the global movement for citizen accountability for women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. It seeks to inspire citizen engagement at local, national and global levels, promoting an inclusive approach to health that involves citizens in setting priorities, monitoring and reforming service delivery.

The event will provide a unique space for dialogue between citizens’ representatives from Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya, Mali and Sierra Leone, representatives of Member States and key accountability stakeholders, sharing and discussing best practice related to citizen engagement and social accountability.

The Global Dialogue will serve as an important space to discuss how citizens’ voices can be included within formal accountability mechanisms at all levels in relation to the updated Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health and the health-related Sustainable Development Goals.