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GA at UN: Making a commitment to the SDGs

by Evelyn P. Tomaszewski

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GA at UN: Digital Skills for Development

by Gita Jaffe

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GA at UN: Partnerships

by Gita Jaffe

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GA at UN: Food Systems

by Alexis Mitchell

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GA at UN: Energy and Participatory Science

by Alexis Mitchell

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Canada Gairdner Global Health Symposium

by Gita Jaffe

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Get Youth and Families Involved

by Deborah Klein Walker

[Recently, Deborah Klein Walker, the Immediate Past President of the Global Alliance and a member of the Forum For Children’s Well-Being, participated in a workshop to discuss dissemination strategies for the newly released report, State of Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Health (MEB) of Children and Youth in the United States.]

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What is Needed to Promote MEB Health of Children and Youth?

by Deborah Klein Walker

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New NASEM Report Presents Opportunity to Improve MEB in Children and Youth

by Deborah Klein Walker

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GA at the UN: A Decade of Action

by Gita Jaffe
Pathfinders hosted the evening A Decade of Action: Accelerating Action to build Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies which are Free from Fear and Violence, based on SDG16+ which includes SDG 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions and 24 targets from seven other goals that directly measure an aspect of peace, justice, and inclusion. The evening had three themes of discussion.  The first set of presenters were distinguished political guests sharing tangible examples of actions taken in their countries since the launch of SDGs and practical next steps.  Sierra Leone’s Attorney General and Minister of Justice Priscilla Schwartz shared a significant number of accountable actions they have already taken in areas such as civil registration (identity), technology and corruption.  The second set of presenters represented examples from civil society including Ms. Jhody Polk, Founder of the Legal Empowerment and Advocacy Hub, who emphasized that access to justice is a human right, and we must ensure access for all, including to incarcerated populations.  The final theme of the evening shared examples of collaboration to accelerate action on SDG16+ from private and public stakeholders. The conclusion and common understanding throughout the evening was that without peace, justice and strong institutions no SDGs can be achieved. Investment in SDG16+ must be made by all, and collectively we must accelerate data-driven innovations and people-centred approaches.

GA at the UN: Turning the Tables

by Gita Jaffe
Turning the Tables: Patient Perspectives on Universal Health Coverage focussed on the importance of meaningfully engaging in patient-centred care.  It was acknowledged that there is a chasm between the political declaration and what occurs in communities. The speakers each shared their personal and professional lived experience to encourage patient knowledge in developing strategies that include collecting evidence to support efforts in moving forward in programming and policy.

GA at the UN: Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Wellbeing

by Gita Jaffe

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GA at the UN: Children & Youth

by Gita Jaffe

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GA at the UN: The Overall Experience

by Gita Jaffe

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GA at the UN: Mental Health for All

by Gita Jaffe

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GA at the UN:UHC

by Evelyn Tomaszewski

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GA at the UN: Day 1

by Gita Jaffe

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GA at the UN: Modern Slavery

by Gita Jaffe 



The Freedom Fund and Walk Free hosted the session Unlocking What Works to End Modern Slavery.  Releasing their Evidence in Practice report Unlocking what works: How Community-Based Interventions are Ending Bonded Labour in India.  The premise of the discussion was to convene and collaborate ideas, particularly focusing on promising practice. Acknowledging the shared theoretical values that drive efforts to end modern slavery, three guiding principles were outlined: (1) to concentrate resources, (2) to organize for collective action (social movements) and (3) to commit for the long-term.   Co-Founder of Walk Free, Grace Forrest, referenced the Global Slavery Index for new data and emphasized the importance that all stakeholders (including but not limited to individuals, CEO's and elected officials) have in ending modern slavery.