The 75th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 75) will open on Tuesday, 15 September 2020. The first day of the high-level General Debate will be Tuesday, 22 September 2020.
The UN will mark its 75th anniversary with a one-day high-level meeting at the opening of the 75th session of the UN General Assembly. This special event will take place on 21 September 2020. The theme for this event will be: ‘The Future We Want, the UN We Need: Reaffirming our Collective Commitment to Multilateralism’.
Additional events expected to take place during the opening weeks of the 75th session of the UNGA include: Biodiversity Summit; and a high-level meeting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women (FWCW), which took place in Beijing, China in September 1995 (Beijing+25).
UNGA Webinar | Building the Bridge: Nurses and Midwives Protect Essential Health Services During COVID-19
The world’s attention, efforts, and finances are firmly on tackling COVID-19, rightfully so. However, with the focus on the pandemic, essential health services—ranging from safe delivery to family planning to immunization to malaria treatment—are being undermined. Nurses and midwives play a critical dual role—they provide COVID-19 care and are at the forefront of ensuring communities continue to access much-needed routine services.
The COVID-19 experience, combined with the evidence and recommendations from the State of the World’s Nursing Report, makes it crystal clear that we need to invest in nursing and midwifery globally. We need more nurses and midwives, properly educated, with decent pay and conditions, and able to work to their full license.
This event, happening during the 75th UN General Assembly, will bring together nurse and midwife leaders to share their experiences in the face of COVID-19, discuss strategies needed to address the shortages in their professions, and galvanize support for continued investments during the pandemic and beyond to ensure health for all.
UNGA Webinar | Decolonizing Global Health: Perspectives from Nurses and Midwives
In global health, the priority setting systems that have been created, the funding structures, and power dynamics have perpetuated inequities and left so many behind for so long. At every level, from intervention prescription to program design to implementation to policy, communities that are affected by health challenges are left out of the conversation.
This event, happening during the 75th UN General Assembly will feature nurse and midwife leaders who will share their perspectives on what it will take to deconstruct the narratives, structures, and policies that perpetuate the social inequality including racism, colonialism, sexism, and problematic power dynamics inherent in global health.
Ongoing | Operation 50/50 Nomination: Women Experts Working in Global Health Security
Gender equality makes global health stronger. Join Women in Global Health and Women of Color Advancing Peace and Security in supporting equitable representation in global health security decision-making.
Are you a woman working in health security or do you know another woman working in this space? Are you an ally to elevate women? If so, nominate yourself or someone to be part of the roster of Women Leaders in Health Security.
Ongoing | Call for Nominations: 100 Outstanding Nurse and Midwife Leaders
To celebrate the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, Women in Global Health calls for nominations of women midwife and nurse leaders making a difference in global health. Finalists will be selected ahead of the 73rd World Health Assembly, and their stories will be published and celebrated throughout 2020.
Ongoing | Building a Global Health Career in Midwifery Series
This is the first of three webinars and will introduce you to the history, disciplines, and varied sectors of global health. Learning how the global heath discipline has evolved and how it functions now is critical to engaging in sustainable, evidence-based work that aligns with the midwifery philosophy of care.
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