Conference Statements

Conference Statements & Documents

Women Deliver 2010 brought together almost 3,400 participants from 146 countries to put world leaders on notice that the time for action on maternal health is now. View all the conference statements and documents produced:

Conference Outcome and Overview Documents

During the 3-day conference, more than 800 speeches and presentations were given at six plenaries, eight chairmen's sessions and 120 breakout sessions.

Ministers' Forum Statement

The Ministers’ Forum brought together Ministers of Health and Finance from over 25 countries with high burden of maternal and newborn mortality. The forum consisted of a series of private meetings designed to review data and analyze the efforts to achieve MDG 5. The result of the Forum was a consensus statement, which was part of advocacy efforts for the G8/G20 Summits and United Nations Special Meeting on the MDGs in September.

Parliamentarians' Forum Statement

The Parliamentarians' Forum brought together more than 50 Parliamentarians, culminating in a Parliamentarians’ Statement .

First Ladies' Statement

African First Ladies from Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zanzibar, and Ghana met twice during Women Deliver 2010 to share their experiences as First Ladies and to discuss how they can better use their positions for improving the lives of girls and women in their countries.

Midwives Call to Action

The Symposium on "Strengthening Midwifery: Saving Lives and Promoting Health of Women and Newborns" took place 5 June 2010 - 6 June 2010 leading up to the Women Deliver 2010 conference. The symposium convened over 200 midwives and others with midwifery skills, leading UN agencies, civil society, policy makers and donors (multi-lateral and bilateral) engaged globally in strengthening midwifery education and quality of midwifery services. The result of the symposium was a joint statement: A Global Call to Action: Strengthen Midwifery to Save Lives and Promote Health of Women and Newborns.

Youth Call to Action

The Youth Working Group, consisting of representatives from Advocates for Youth, Youth Coalition, YouAct, Y-PEER, the Maternal Health Task Force at EngenderHealth, International Planned Parenthood Federation, UNFPA, White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, and Women Deliver, called on delegates present at theconference to commit to a call to action on issues affecting women, girls, and adolescents.

Countdown to 2015 Report and Presentations

The 2010 Countdown to 2015 – held in conjunction with Women Deliver 2010 – featured special sessions dedicated to provide the latest evidence, country by country, on the progress, obstacles and solutions to achieving the Millennium Development Goals 4 & 5 for the health of women, newborns and children.