Thursday, October 11, 2012

[EQ] WHO/UNICEF/Government of Sweden consultation on health in the post-2015 development agenda

WHO-UNICEF led global thematic consultation on health in the post-2015 development agenda



As part of the United Nations led effort to catalyse a “global conversation” on the post-2015 agenda through a series of global thematic and national consultations, WHO and UNICEF, together with the Government of Sweden, are leading the global consultation around health.  

The purpose of the consultation is to:

·         To stimulate wide ranging discussion at global, regional and country levels, on progress made and lessons learnt from the present MDGs relating to health;

·         To discuss and develop a shared understanding  -- among Member States, UN agencies, civil society and others 
 -- on the positioning of health in the post 2015 development framework;

·         To propose health goals and related targets and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda, as well as approaches for implementation, measurement and monitoring.

The consultation will involve both online and face to face consultations:

·         The online global health consultation has now been launched on line, at  with the opportunity to review key documents,
submit background papers, join moderated e-discussions, and contribute to the discussion on twitter using the hashtag #health2015.  

·         A call for papers has been launched to inform the consultation and be posted on the website.
The call is available at

·         In addition to the online consultation,  a number of face to face consultations are planned.  We will be reaching out to the many academics attending the Second Global Symposium on Health Systems Research in Beijing, People’s Republic of China.
During the symposium there will be two lunchtime launch sessions (on 1st and 2nd November) on health in the post-2015 development agenda. 

Specific resources will also be available for civil society consultations. Private sector entities with an experience in health will also hold consultations.
WHO  Member States will come together in Geneva in mid-December 2012 for an initial consultation on health in the post 2015 agenda.

In March 2013, a high level meeting will be held with representatives of government, civil society, and the private sector.
This high level meeting will discuss the findings of the online engagement and papers and will put forward recommendations on how to address health to the UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Agenda.

Send an email to if you have any specific questions.

A full outline of the consultation process is available at

An initial “thinkpiece”, produced by UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNFPA and WHO
surveys the issues, is available at



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