On 11 July 2017, the UK Department for International Development (UK DFID) co-hosted a global summit on family planning in London with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with Family Planning 2020 (FP2020) and in close partnership with United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and Global Affairs Canada, to re-energise global commitment to one of the “best buys” in development: rights-based family planning programmes.
The 2017 Family Planning Summit sought to sharpen focus on lessons learned and proven solutions, while broadening and deepening the network of partners to bring local actions and solutions to scale particularly for populations that have traditionally been left behind, such as adolescents and youth, and women and girls in humanitarian situations.
The 2017 Family Planning Summit profiled commitments from FP2020 countries and demonstrated their continued and increased leadership on family planning building on the FP2020 commitments made in 2012.
For more information:http://www.familyplanning2020.org
The updated Global Strategy builds on the success of the 2010 Global Strategy and its Every Woman Every Child movement as a platform to accelerate the health-related Millennium Development Goals and puts women, children and adolescents at the heart of the new UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Global Strategy is a bold new roadmap for ending all preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths, including stillbirths, by 2030, and improving their overall health and wellbeing. It aims to keep women, children and adolescents at the heart of the sustainable development agenda, unlocking their vast potential for transformative change.
Over 50 countries and 120 organizations have already made official commitments to the Global Strategy, pledging over $25 billion to women’s, children’s and adolescents’ health. Implementing the Global Strategy, with increased and sustained financing over the next 15 years, will yield tremendous returns.
For more information: http://www.everywomaneverychild.org/global-strategy/