Country Focus

Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda –Western Pacific Region

The MDGs recognize health as central to development and to improving human development outcomes. They are interdependent - they all influence health, and health in turn influences and contributes to all of the MDGs. To ensure that health is adequately reflected in the post-2015 development agenda, the Global Thematic Consultation on Health (co-convened by WHO and UNICEF) will focus on the following:

  • Global, regional, and country level discussions on progress made and lessons learned from the MDGs relating to health;
  • Cultivating a shared understanding among Member States, UN agencies, civil society, and other stakeholders on the positioning of health in the post-2015 development framework; and
  • Proposing health goals and related targets and indicators for the post-2015 development agenda, as well as approaches for implementation, measurement, and monitoring.

As part of this process, regional and country-level consultations have been planned involving Member States in the Western Pacific Region (Cambodia, China, the Lao People's Democratic Republic, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands and Viet Nam). CSU will facilitate or support country consultations in the Region as needed and communicate the outcomes and implications of these discussions to the Regional Office. CSU will continue to track or be involved in global-level discussions.