23 May 2014

Afghanistan, Denmark and Luxembourg signed the IHP+ Global Compact in May 2014.

Three new signatories to the IHP+ Global Compact

IHP+ welcomed three new partners on 22 May 2014. Afghanistan, Denmark and Luxembourg signed the IHP+ Global Compact at a ceremony during the 67th World Health Assembly in Geneva.  The Minister of Health of Afghanistan, Dr Suraya Dalil; the Minister for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs of Luxembourg, Mr Romain Schneider; and the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the UN in Geneva, Mr Carsten Staur, signed the Compact in the presence of Dr Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization, and Mr Toomas Palu, Manager for Health, Nutrition and Population, East Asia and Pacific Region at the World Bank.

In her welcoming remarks, Dr Chan said that IHP+ will continue to be relevant in the post-2015 environment .

The Global Compact represents partners’ formal commitment to put into practice in the health sector the principles on development effectiveness agreed in the Paris and Busan Declarations : national ownership, alignment with national systems, harmonization between agencies, management for results, and mutual accountability.

The new signatories bring the total number of IHP+ partners to 63, comprising 35 countries, and 28 development partners.

Categories: Global Compact, Afghanistan

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