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07/13/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 07/13/2020 04:53

President Ramaphosa to open virtual launch of UN Report on COVID-19 Impact on Women and Children

President Ramaphosa will today, Monday, 13 July 2020, open and address the virtual launch of the United Nations Secretary General's Independent Accountability Panel 2020 Report.

The launch is themed 'From Page to Action: Accountability for the Furthest Left Behind during COVID-19 & Beyond'.

The UN Secretary-General's Independent Accountability Panel for Every Woman Every Child produced a landmark report which brings attention to data and accountability for the rights of women, children and adolescents health through the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

This flagship virtual high-level event is co-hosted by the Governments of Japan, South Africa and Georgia aims to:
• Bring visibility to the critical importance of health accountability as a practical tool to ensure countries deliver on the promise of universal health coverage for women, children, adolescents and those furthest left behind;
• Energise and inspire stakeholders to act on the Independent Accountability Panel 2020 Report recommendations to strengthen social-political accountability, especially at the country-level, and make health accountability everyone's business;

President Ramaphosa will open the virtual launch of the UN Secretary General's Independent Accountability Panel 2020 Report as follows:
Date: 13 July 2020
Time: 13:35

The live broadcast of the virtual UN Secretary General's Independent Accountability Panel 2020 Report can be followed on https://www.everywomaneverychild.org/launch-of-the-2020-report-of-the-un-secretary-generals-independent-accountability-panel-iap-for-every-woman-every-child/.


Public enquiries: Presidential Hotline 17737

COVID19 Specific enquiries: NICD Hotline 0800 0029 999

Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to President Cyril Ramaphosa at [email protected]

Issued by: The Presidency
Pretoria