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Proposals by the Delegation of the Islamic Republic of IRAN

Working Document for 5 – 9 May Session of Open Working Group
Focus Areas 3 and 4

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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 nationally tailored universal health coverage (UHC), including financial risk protection, with particular attention to the most marginalized vulnerables
e) by 2030 ensure universal access to affordable essential medicines and vaccines for all,
f) ensure an affordable transfer of vaccines, medicines and medical technologies to developing countries;
g) ensure universal access to comprehensive sexual and reproductive health for all, including modern methods of family planning, in accordance with ICPD
h) decrease by x% the number of deaths and illnesses from indoor and outdoor air pollution and other forms of environmental degradation and ensure the access to related know-how, science, technologies, and innovations by developing countries;
i) Eliminate narcotic drug and substance abuse through including enhance regional and international cooperation;
j) establish trans-boundary cooperation mechanism through exchange of early-warnings, risk reduction, knowledge and know-how sharing for diseases
k) strengthen health systems through increased health financing, development and training of the health workforce, and improved health infrastructure at the national and international levels;

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Focus area 4. Education and life-long learning

Provide 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 vulnerables
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
h) Ensure adequate international support through finance and technology as well as institution building and capacity building to enhance quality education by developing countries
i) ensure unconditional trans-bounday cooperation in the fields of education, vocational and skills;

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