World Health Organization (WHO)
Strengthening collaboration among multilateral health organizations to accelerate country progress on the health-related Sustainable Development Goals
Discussion period: 17-30 June 2019
Submissions: Please submit your responses to [email protected] by Sunday, 30 June 2019. Please include the title of either (a) the accelerator discussion paper(s) on which you are submitting comments, and/or (b) general comments, in the subject line of your email response. All submissions will be published online.
Engage on Twitter: Invite others to join the public discussion, using hashtag #ActionSDG3 (Please note comments made on Twitter will not be considered in the preparation of the final Plan).
Twelve multilateral global health and development organizations have united under a joint vision and commitment to align efforts and more effectively support countries in achieving the health-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 12 signatory agencies are Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance (Gavi), the Global Financing Facility (GFF), the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, Unitaid, UN Women, World Bank Group, WFP and WHO.
These agencies signed a commitment in October 2018 to develop a “Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All” to align their efforts to more effectively support countries to achieve the health-related SDG targets. Read a draft outline for the Global Action Plan, which will be launched in September 2019.
Country priorities and needs will be the key driver for the collective actions undertaken by the 12 agencies. Over the past months, several country consultations were held to identify key priorities and needs at the country level. Country consultation is the focus of chapter 3 in the Global Action Plan.
Chapter 4 in the draft outline relates to “accelerator” areas. Working groups developed discussion papers in seven “accelerator” areas in which joint action by the signatory agencies could support countries to accelerate progress towards the health-related SDGs. Each paper includes suggested concrete actions to be undertaken by the signatory agencies, primarily at the national level, to support countries.
Feedback on the discussion papers
The Global Action Plan signatory agencies are inviting stakeholder feedback on the discussion papers, through a public process from 17-30 June 2019. All stakeholders, including governments and non-State actors, are encouraged to make written submissions. Signatory agencies are committed to ensuring an inclusive process in developing the Global Action Plan. Several multi-stakeholder consultations have been conducted on seven thematic or “accelerator” areas.
Submissions will be published online and will inform the final draft of the Global Action Plan, which will be presented during the United Nations General Assembly in September 2019.
Note: These documents are working papers and subject to change. They do not necessarily reflect the views of the 12 Global Action Plan signatory agencies. Key elements of the accelerator discussion papers will be used as inputs to the Global Action Plan.
The following questions are proposed as a guide to respondents.
General comments on the Global Action Plan:
Comments on the accelerator discussion papers:
Please note the following guidelines when providing feedback:
Please note: All comments received will be published online.
Papers for public comment
Accelerator discussion papers:
Please submit your response by 23:59 CET, Sunday, 30 June 2019 to [email protected]
In the subject line of your email response, include the title of either (a) the accelerator discussion paper(s) on which you are submitting comments, and/or (b) general comments.
Thank you in advance for your time and valuable feedback.
June 20, 2019
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