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U.N. Calls For Greater Investments In MCH, Malaria, Gender Equality At FFD3

The U.N. News Centre publishes several articles examining actions at the Third International Financing for Development conference (FFD3) taking place this week in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

U.N. News Centre: ADDIS: U.N. and partners launch key financing platform to end maternal, child mortality
“…The Global Financing Facility (GFF) will support Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Global Strategy for Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health and the Sustainable Development Goals that world leaders are expected to adopt in September. … It was also announced that $12 billion in domestic and international, private, and public funding has already been aligned to country-led, five-year investment plans for women’s, children’s, and adolescents’ health in the four GFF front-runner countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania…” (7/13).

U.N. News Centre: ADDIS: investing in gender equality vital to economic growth, sustainable development, says Ban
“… ‘It is clear that we have not invested sufficiently in gender equality,’ [U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon] said at a side event hosted by U.N. Women and the World Bank on Financing for Gender Equality. ‘We know that persisting gaps in gender equality and women’s empowerment in the world have been a barrier to the full achievement of each of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)’…” (7/14).

U.N. News Centre: ADDIS: greater investments needed as fight against malaria enters critical phase — U.N.
“Despite the tremendous progress made over the past 15 years, greater investments are needed to achieve the goal of a world free of malaria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed [Monday] in Ethiopia, where world leaders have gathered to discuss financing for development. ‘We are coming to the end of an extraordinary period in the fight against malaria,’ Mr. Ban said at an event on Malaria Financing for a New Era, held on the sidelines of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development…” (7/13).

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