New Zealand Permanent Mission Geneva, Switzerland

Maternal Mortality: Implementation and Accountability

Ms Flavia Pansieri, Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights; Ambassador Alicia Victoria Arango Olmos, Colombia; Ambassador Amanda Ellis, New Zealand; Ambassador Prosper Vokouma, Burkina Faso.

New Zealand moderated a panel on  “Maternal Mortality: Implementation and Accountability” with partners Burkina Faso and Colombia, supported by the OHCHR, UNFPA, WHO in the UN System and the Center for Reproductive Rights from Civil Society. The panel addressed the progress made in HRC through resolutions, technical guidance & its implementations, capacity building of governments & Civil Society, and engagement across the UN system to address this critical issue – still the most off track of the MDGs. Panallists agreed on the importance of continued focus and inclusion in the post 2015 development agenda.

Maternal Mortality Opening Statement delivered on the 11 September 2013 by Ambassador Amanda Ellis.

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