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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development


Working Document for 5 – 9 May Session of Open Working Group

Focus area 3. Health and population dynamics

Healthy life at all ages for all

a) by 2030 reduce the maternal mortality ratio to less than 40 per 100,000 live births , end preventable new-born and child deaths and reduce by x% child and maternal morbidity
b) by 2030 end the epidemics of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases
c) reduce by x% the risk of premature mortality from non-communicable diseases (NCDs), injuries and promote mental health with strong focus on prevention
d) achieve universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, with particular attention to the most marginalizedpoor and those in vulnerable situations
e) by 2030 ensure universal access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all,
f) ensure universal access to comprehensive - sexual and reproductive health for all, including modern methods of family planning in accordance with ICPD
g) decrease by x% the number of deaths and illnesses from indoor and outdoor air pollution and other forms of environmental degradation
h) Eliminate narcotic drug and substance abuse

Appropriate means of implementation
- Ensure that in the context of the right to health and the need for developing countries to have affordable access to affordable medicines, TRIPS flexibilities can and should be used by developing countries to obtain, use and produce affordable generic medicines
- Respect the right to use, to the fullest extent, the provisions contained in the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS Agreement), the Doha Declaration on the TRIPS Agreement and Public Health which provide flexibilities for the protection of public health, and in particular to promote access to medicines for all and encourage the provision of assistance to developing countries in this regard (Rio20, P142)
- Promote Further collaboration and cooperation at the national and international levels to strengthen health systems through increased health financing, recruitment, development and training and retention of the health workforce, through improved distribution and access to safe, affordable, effective and quality medicines, vaccines and medical technologies, and by improving health infrastructure (Rio20, P143)
- Support research and development of vaccines and medicines for the common diseases of developing countries
- Promote global partnerships in the field of health

Focus area 4. Education and life-long learning

Provide inclusive quality education and life-long learning for all

a) by 2030 ensure universal, free, equitable access to and completion of quality primary and secondary education for all girls and boys, leading to effective learning outcomes
b) ensure that persons with disabilities have access to inclusive education, skills development and vocational training
c) by 2030 increase by x% the proportion of children able to access and complete quality pre-primary education
d) by 2030 achieve universal youth and adult literacy, with particular attention to women and the most marginalized
e) by 2030 increase by x% the number of young and adult women and men with vocational training, technical, engineering and scientific skills
f) integrate relevant knowledge and skills in education curricula, including ICT skills , education for sustainable development, and awareness raising on culture’s contribution to sustainable development
g) all schools to provide safe and healthy learning environment for all students

Appropriate means of implementation
expand by x% globally the number of scholarships for students from developing countries in particular LDCs to enroll in higher education programmes in developed countries and other developing countries, with focus on science, engineering and management

Promote global partnerships in the field of education