Global consultation on health – call for papers
05 October 2012
As the 2015 target date for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) approaches, there is wide debate as to what development goals the global community should set for the world going forward.
The UN's global consultation on health will take place between October 2012 and February 2013. It is vital that palliative care is part of this consultation.
The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed a High-level Panel to advise on the global development agenda beyond 2015. The Panel will deliver a report to the 2013 September General Assembly.
In support of this process, the United Nations Development Group is leading efforts to catalyse a “global conversation” on the post-2015 agenda through a series of global thematic consultations and more than 50 national consultations.
The global consultation on health aims to build consensus in five key areas:
- What are the lessons learnt from the health related MDGs?
- What is the priority health agenda for the 15 years after 2015?
- How does health fit in the post 2015 development agenda?
- What are the best indicators and targets for health?
- How can country ownership, commitment, capacity and accountability for the goals, targets and indicators be enhanced?
Civil society are invited to input into the global consultation. The World We Want website will serve as a platform to discuss the role of health in the post-2015 development agenda.
Papers will be accepted from 5 October 2012 – the final date for submissions is 15 December 2012.
Read more about the global consultation on health on the WHO website.