UN General Assembly Side Event
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) commit to an international development agenda based on the fundamental principle of leaving no-one behind. No-one should be denied their right to health simply because of where they live. Yet the global convergence between conflict, crises, migration, poverty and young populations is driving grave health and human rights consequences for those living in humanitarian settings, especially for sexual and reproductive health and rights.
Accurate and useful data and evidence remains one of the most critical gaps for planning, implementing and reporting on women, children’s and adolescents’ health in humanitarian settings, seriously impacting the ability of UN, NGOs and other agencies to effectively and efficiently respond to their SRHR needs. This requires research to
address critical evidence gaps that persist through different stages of humanitarian crises. This evidence is needed for strategic and financial policy and programming to help providers improve delivery and monitoring of services. These issues were also highlighted at the Family Planning Summit in London, 2017 at which the roadmap to improve monitoring and accountability for FP and SRHR in crises was launched. Join Australia, Canada, Netherlands, United Kingdom, FP2020, Population Council, PMNCH, WRC and WHO for a panel discussion to identify ways to strengthen evidence and data for monitoring and accountability of SRHR in humanitarian settings.
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