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September 21-26, 2014
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A Digital Conversation on Women & Children During the U.N. Assembly

Wrap-up Issue: September 30th

Featured Coverage

456 days left to deliver for women & children

Today marks 456 days from when the Millenium Development Goals are set to expire. Although there has been progress in some areas, we still live in a world where every year, 6.3 million children and 289,000 mothers die from causes we know how to prevent. What will you do in the next 456 days?

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Reflections from the UN General Assembly


Why the fight for maternal and child health is a race against time

By Sharon D'Agostino, Johnson & Johnson

The most vulnerable mothers, infants and children need our steadfast, collective commitment through 2015 and beyond. Despite the efforts of governments, UN Agencies, NGOs, foundations, health care associations, academic institutions and private sector companies, maternal and child health will remain the "unfinished agenda" of the MDGs.

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Citizens Post thanks global leaders

By White Ribbon Alliance

Citizen leaders were the talk of the town last week in New York City. From Ted Turner, CNN’s founder, to Flavia Bustreo, Deputy Director General of the WHO and Kathy Calvin, President of UN Foundation – thanks to all who did step aside to hear more from the impressive citizen leaders who took the stage. We all know that if we are to reach the global health goals by the target date of 2015, we need decision making to be in the hands of those who are most affected.

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Women Deliver's UNGA recap

By Women Deliver

Last week, we gathered together at strategy sessions, coffee shops, UN Assembly halls, high-level receptions and meetings to amp up the volume regarding development and the future of development for girls and women. From exciting announcements to campaigns and calls to action, there is a growing momentum for ensuring that the health, rights and well-being of girls and women are prioritized within the post-2015 framework and beyond.

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Featured Hashtag - #Day456

MDG456Live Archives

The #MDG456Live Hub

The #MDG456Live hub is the digital library for content shared by partners and stakeholders on MDGs 4, 5 & 6 during the UN General Assembly.

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Daily Recap Archives

Each day during UNGA, the #MDG456Live team issued a daily recap email with curated conversations that took place the previous day.

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#MDG456Live Interview Archives

The #MDG456Live team interviewed leaders, youth, citizens and advocates on key maternal, newborn and child health issues. Visit the interview archives to watch them all.

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There are only 456 days left to achieve the #MDGs. Add your voice & call for progress on MDGs 4, 5 & 6 using #Day456

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Girls' Globe Voices

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The Girls' Globe team voice their top priorities for the post-2015 agenda

By Girls' Globe Reporters // After the UN General Assembly Week in New York City, the Girls' Globe team got together to discuss top priorities that need to be included by global leaders in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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#MDG456Live: Wrap up

By Girls' Globe // It was an exciting week in New York as the Girls' Globe team highlighted youth voices, called on leaders to be accountable for commitments made and elevated the conversation for women and children's health.

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Global Citizens' top priorities for the post-2015 agenda

By Girls' Globe // At the Global Citizen Festival, and as a part of the #ShowYourSelfie For Youth campaign, Girls' Globe spoke with the crowd about what they think global leaders cannot ignore when setting the new sustainable development agenda. Here's what they said...

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If you treasure it, measure it: #Commit2Deliver for women & girls

By Felogene Anumo // Pregnancy is one of the leading causes of death for girls aged 15-19 in developing countries. Maternal and child mortality remains a big problem for many countries in Africa with young women even more vulnerable. However, almost all maternal deaths can be prevented, as evidenced by the huge disparities found between the richest and poorest countries.

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We want commitment and action: #ShowYourSelfie for youth!

By Julia Wiklander // A day before the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park, New York City, the Action Summit took place, giving global citizens the possibility to engage in conversations around some of the most important development priorities: sanitation, education, global health and women and girls.

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India's Newborn Action Plan

By Elisabeth Epstein // Globally, 2.9 million newborns die within the first month of life. India, with a population totalling 17.5 percent of the global population, accounts for a startling 27 percent of the global newborn mortality rate with over 780,000 newborn deaths every year, the highest newborn mortality rate in the world. On September 17th, India launched its national Newborn Action Plan (INAP) to stop and reverse this disturbing trend.

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Girls' Globe Interviews

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Ambassador Cathy Russell talks to Girls' Globe

Cathy Russell, US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues answers the questions, 1) How is the US government working to empower women and girls around the world? and 2) How can global leaders best empower women and girls?

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Global Citizens tell world leaders what to prioritize!

Girls' Globe interviewed the audience at the Global Citizen Festival to hear their views on what Global Leaders should prioritize in the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

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Crowd voices

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What are #YouthVoices saying at UNGA? Nothing about us without us!

By Lindsay Menard-Freeman, Women Deliver // Why is this phrase still so revolutionary? It was coined from within disability rights activism in the 1990s, and has since been used by AIDS activists, the women’s movement, and the youth movement, particularly as the post-2015 development framework takes shape. But haven’t we learned that when we develop policies, programs, and funding mechanisms, we must consult the very people they will affect?

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Impact + the power of mobile

By Kirsten Gagnaire, Executive Director, Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action // Every year as the United Nations General Assembly convenes in New York, it’s an opportunity for those working alongside the UN to address the world’s most pressing challenges to come together and find ways to both assess our work and move it forward. This year, through all the partner meetings, workshops and other events, one thing is clear: the power of mobile technology and public/private partnerships to advance our collective goals are being recognized and leveraged.

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Improved data on community health workers critical to achieving global health goals

By The Frontline Health Workers Coalition //  A new report finds that developing nations’ ability to deal with pressing health challenges like HIV/AIDS and ensuring maternal and newborn survival will be strengthened by creating a common definition for community health workers, as well as a core set of skills and competencies that would help ensure they are optimally trained, supported and deployed to provide care and treatment when and where it is needed most.

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At Global Citizen Festival, Ban tells crowd ‘a better world is around the corner’

By UN News Centre // Surrounded by a roaring crowd of an estimated 60,000 people, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was joined Saturday night by a star-studded roster of the world's leading performers as he helped kick-off the third annual Global Citizen Festival – a celebration of global unity and a reaffirmation of the will to address the planet's most pressing issues.

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#MDG456Live – Reaching the world’s big goals for moms and children everywhere

By Global Moms Challenge // Her Excellency, Toyin Saraki, former first lady of Kwara State in Nigeria and founder of Wellbeing Foundation Africa, shared her journey to advocacy for mothers at a recent discussion on the topic of ‘Partnering Beyond the Health Sector: What is needed to ensure maternal-newborn survival?’

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As development goals near deadline, Ban urges global leaders to ‘finish the job’

By UN News Centre // Great gains have been made in the global effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, known worldwide as the “MDGs,” but with the deadline fast approaching more must be done to fully meet the targets set for 2015 and beyond, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today.

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