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Launch of the Technical Guidance on a Human Rights Based Approach to reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity

On 14 September 2012, the High Commissioner convened a high level event to launch the technical guidance on a human rights-based approach to reduce maternal mortality and morbidity. The event provided an opportunity for UN agencies, civil society, Government, and research institutions to reflect on their work on maternal mortality and morbidity from a human rights perspective, and the ways in which the tool could be utilised for enhanced implementation of human rights obligations.

Please find below the statements delivered at the launch event:

This event was co-sponsored by the Permanent Missions of Burkina Faso, Colombia and New Zealand, UNFPA, WHO, UNICEF, Action Canada for Population and Development, Amnesty International, Center for Reproductive Rights, International Initiative on Maternal Mortality and Human Rights, and the Sexual Rights Initiative. Interpretation was provided thanks to the contribution of the African Union.