Brendan Daly 646.520.7203 (M)
Washington, D.C. (June 8, 2015) —
Save the Children President and CEO Carolyn
Miles and Save the Children Action Network President Mark Shriver issued the
following statement today on the results achieved at the 41st G7 Summit.
“Today G7 leaders have shown real political leadership and
have stood up for basic human rights by making several important commitments,
including on maternal, newborn and child health, Ebola and strengthening health
systems, food and nutrition security, and the post-2015 development framework –
sending a clear signal ahead of the Financing for Development conference
in July in Addis Ababa and UN General Assembly in September in New York.”
Children and Save the Children Action Network have been working together with
other NGOs and governments in all G7 countries in the lead-up to the Summit.
Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network also called on the G7
leaders and invited Heads of State to commit to building sustainable and
resilient health systems, particularly those devastated by Ebola; work toward
universal health coverage; accelerate progress toward the six globally
agreed World Health Assembly nutrition targets by committing to a bold goal of
reducing hunger and malnutrition; and ensure that funding gaps are
closed by both donors and national governments, including by tackling tax
particular, we welcome the G7 leaders’ commitment to end preventable child and
maternal deaths worldwide.
Founded by Save the Children in 2014, Save the Children Action Network is a new organization dedicated to mobilizing Americans around a commitment that cannot wait — investing in early childhood now. Established to expand Save the Children's capacity to transform young lives, Save the Children Action Network engages our government, businesses, partner organizations and supporters to take bold action and to hold our elected leaders accountable for the youngest, and too often forgotten, global citizens — our children.