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The 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA 72) convened at the United Nations Headquarters. On the Monday 18th September 2017 session, The Independent Accountability Panel (IAP) for Every Woman, Every Child, Every Adolescent launched its 2017 Report titled Transformative Accountability for Adolescents. The report issues an urgent appeal for strategic investments in 10 to 19-year old’s in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda. The IAP, is a fully independent body mandated by the UN Secretary-General to assess progress on the 2016-2030 Global Strategy on Women’s, Children’s and Adolescents’ Health in the context of the SDGs from the specific lens of who is accountable to whom, and for what. Graҫa Machel, in her capacity as Chair of PMNCH Board, and Member of the High-Level Steering Group for Every Woman, Every Child spoke at the panel and affirmed that “Accountability is the best innovation for how the global community can commit and deliver,…a tool for fast-tracking progress…and to help us meet our promises”.

Read more on report here [http://www.iapreport.org/]

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