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Health in the post-2015 UN development agenda. Civil society input in UN thematic consultation

Health in the post-2015 UN development agenda. Civil society input in UN thematic consultation

The UN thematic consultation on health in the post-2015 UN development agenda was launched on 5 October 2012. The consultation was organised by a task team led by UNICEF and the World Health Organization with a project secretariat hosted by WHO. The key themes of the UN consultation:

  1. What are the lessons learnt from the health related MDGs?
  2. What is the priority health agenda for the 15 years after 2015?
  3. Framing the future health goal:
    How does health fit in the post 2015 development agenda?
  4. Measurement of progress towards the health goals:
    What are the best indicators and targets?
  5. How to ensure a process and outcome that is relevant to the key stakeholders?

According to the UN team, the challenge is to safeguard achievements and investments in the current health-related MDGs while also reflecting new priorities and securing the rightful position of health in the post-2015 agenda: “The health community must agree on very few goals, feasible targets and measurable indicators that put health at the heart of people’s understanding of the purpose of development.”

 

Beyond 2015 position paper

Beyond 2015 position paper

Beyond 2015 is a global civil society campaign pushing for a strong and legitimate successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals. Beyond 2015 is also providing a platform for civil society to contribute to the thematic consultations beingorganised by the UN on the post-2015 framework.

The Medicus Mundi International Network (MMI) was asked to coordinate the drafting of a Beyond 2015 position paper for the consultation on health in the post-2015 UN development agenda based on input by a wide range of civil society organisations and in particular on the perspectives of the Global South.

Beyond 2015 position paper, December 2012:
The post-2015 development agenda:
What good is it for health equity?

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This paper is issued on behalf of the Beyond 2015 campaign. The drafting process coordinated by the Medicus Mundi International Network started with the collection of initial input received from Beyond 2015 members, a discussion on initial bullet points and with a first draft by lead authors Mariska Meurs and Remco van de Pas, Wemos. After an intensive drafting process within the broad drafting team (written feedback, conference calls), a second draft was circulated to the Beyond 2015 campaign for review. In the final redrafting, it was possible to incorporate most of the inputs received.

In accordance with the Beyond 2015 protocol on forming policy positions, the final version was signed off unanimously by the Executive Committee of Beyond 2015.

> call to get involved (5 October 2012)
> drafting team
> procedures and timeline for the drafting process
> work space for drafting team (login required)

We believe that this thematic consultation was a significant opportunity for building bridges, integrating civil society positions, finding an overall understanding on the role of health in the future we want. Thanks go to the drafting team and the Beyond 2015 secretariat and Executive Committee for their great investment in this process.

 

Inbox: civil society input

In our "inbox" we collected initial civil society input for the drafting of the Beyond 2015 position paper (see above) for the consultation. Thanks to everybody who contributed!

Received
Title, author, organization
Source

2012/11/05

Health inequities of indigenous peoples and ethnic and cultural minorities – Turning the tide through the post-2015 development framework. Corinna Heineke and Sarah Edwards, Health Poverty Action, October 2012

PDF

2012/11/05

Post-2015 Development Goals. Written submission of evidence to the International Development Committee, October 2012. Health Poverty Action (received from Corinna Heineke)

drafting team only

2012/11/05

Sexual and Reproductive Rights and Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda. International Women’s Health Coalition (draft, received from Shannon Kowalsky)

PDF

2012/11/05

Submission to the Beyond 2015 Position Paper on Health. International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (received from Peter Ackland)

PDF

2012/11/05

Submission to Beyond 2015: Health and NCDs in the post-­2015 development agenda. The NCD Alliance (received from Ariella Rojhani)

PDF

2012/11/05

A short contribution by Claudio Schuftan, People's Health Movement

PDF

2012/11/05

Post-2015 health agenda. Initial input by the People's Health Movement (received from Natelie Eggermont)

PDF

2012/11/05

Population dynamics and sexual and reproductive health and rights: Critical cross-cutting issues for the post-2015 development agenda. Input by Population and Sustainability Network (received from Sarah Fisher)

PDF

2012/11/05

Population and Sustainability Network: Contribution to the International Development Committee Inquiry on Post-2015 Development Goals, October 2012 (received from Sarah Fisher)

PDF

2012/11/05

Sexual and reproductive health and rights – An important pillar for fulfilling the right to health in the post-2015 development agenda. Input by Marianne Haslegrave and Stan Bernstein, Commat

PDF

2012/11/05

Health in the post-2015 agenda. "Very draft" discussion piece. Save the Children (received from Lara Brearley)

drafting team only

2012/11/05

Beyond 2015 position paper on health: Sightsavers submission (received from Helen Hamilton)

PDF

2012/11/05

The need for inclusion of persons with disabilities in the post-2015 development framework on health.  International Disability Alliance (received from Ellen Walker)

PDF

2012/11/02

The Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) and the post-2015 development agenda: Incorporating the principles of an FCGH into the new development goals. Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health (received from Eric A. Friedman)

PDF

2012/11/02

Resume of the AfGH contribution to the EC consultation on post-MDGs, August 2012. Action for Global health (received from Emilie Peeters)

PDF

2012711/02

Civil society call for action on universal health coverage, May 2012 (received from Emilie Peeters)

source

2012/11/01

HIV, health and the post-2015 development agenda. Stop AIDS Alliance (received from Sabrina Erné)

PDF

2012/10/31

Health in the post-2015 Global Development Framework. UK-based global health networks' common "must-haves" (received from Rebecka Rosenquist)

PDF

2012/10/31

Submission to IDC Inquiry on post-2015 development goals. Action for Global Health UK (received from Rebecka Rosenquist)

PDF

2012/10/30

Response from HelpAge International.
Authors: Mark Gorman and Paul Ong

PDF

2012/10/30

Health in the post 2015 development framework. Women Deliver's key statements (received from Joanna Hoffmann)

PDF

2012/10/29

Initial ideas on health in the post 2015 development framework. Mariska Meurs and Remco van de Pas, Wemos

PDF

2012/10/25

All together defining the role of health in the world we want after 2015? Thomas Schwarz, MMI, presentation at AFGH conference in Madrid

PPT/PDF
(3 MB)

 2012/10/22

One of the principal health priorities should be family planning. Simon Ross, Population Matters

PDF

 2012/10/08

Are you MDG-skeptic? I am.
Claudio Schuftan, People's Health Movement (2010)

source

 

Key references

Some key documents to which we referred, in addition to the input posted in our "inbox", when we developed the Beyond 2015 position paper for the UN thematic consultation: 


Health consultation

2012/05
Health in the post-2015 UN development agenda
Thematic think piece by UN system task team
PDF
2012/10
UN global health consultation: call for papers
UN health consultation team
PDF
2012/10
Positioning health in the post-2015 development agenda
WHO discussion paper
PDF

More references and background information: see thematic guide Health in the post-2015 UN development agenda




Other UN system task team reports
and thematic consultations


2012/06
Realizing the Future We want for All.
UN system task team report
PDF
2012/05 Addressing inequalities: The heart of the post-2015 agenda
and the future we want for all. Thematic think piece by UN system task team
source
2012/10 A holistic and human rights-based approach for addressing inequalities in the post-2015 development agenda. Beyond 2015 position paper for inequalities consultation source
2012/05 Social protection: A development priority in the post-2015 UN development agenda. Thematic think piece by UN system task team source



Contact

Thomas Schwarz, Executive Secretary
Medicus Mundi International Network
schwarz@medicusmundi.org 

Please note that the coordination mandate of Medicus Mundi International Network was limited to the drafting of the Beyond 2015 position paper. This mandate ended with the submission of the paper to the UN team.

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