Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women's Health and Strengthening the Family
The governments of the Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Uganda and the United States cosponsored a virtual October 22, 2020 gathering in Washington, D.C. for a multinational ceremonial signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration (so-called because it was intended to occur in Geneva before the live meeting of the World Health Assembly was postponed due to COVID-19). This Declaration further strengthens the coalition to achieve these four pillars: (1) better health for women, (2) the preservation of human life, (3) strengthening of family as the foundational unit of society, and (4) protecting every nation's national sovereignty in global politics. For example, it is the sovereign right of every nation to make their own laws in regard to abortion, absent external pressure.
We believe that finding genuine solutions to health concerns should be a priority uniting Member States. This Declaration charts a positive way forward for accelerating progress on achieving this end.
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- Geneva Consensus Declaration – Arabic
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- Geneva Consensus Declaration – Russian
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Geneva Consensus Declaration Cosigners
The following 35 countries signed the Geneva Consensus Declaration on October 22, 2020, representing over 1.6 billion people and every region of the world.
Note: Those countries in bold are the Declaration leading co-sponsors.
- Kingdom of Bahrain
- Republic of Belarus
- Republic of Benin
- Federative Republic of Brazil (cosponsor)
- Burkina Faso
- Republic of Cameroon
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
- Republic of the Congo
- Republic of Djibouti
- Arab Republic of Egypt (cosponsor)
- Kingdom of Eswatini
- Republic of The Gambia
- Republic of Haiti
- Hungary (cosponsor)
- Republic of Indonesia (cosponsor)
- Republic of Iraq
- Republic of Kenya
- State of Kuwait
- State of Libya
- Republic of Nauru
- Republic of Niger
- Sultanate of Oman
- Islamic Republic of Pakistan
- Republic of Paraguay
- Republic of Poland
- State of Qatar
- Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
- Republic of Senegal
- Republic of South Sudan
- Republic of Sudan
- Republic of Uganda (cosponsor)
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America (cosponsor)
- Republic of Zambia
Ceremonial Signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration | October 22, 2020
The virtual international ceremonial signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration, cohosted by Secretaries Alex Azar and Mike Pompeo and cosponsored by the governments of Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia, Uganda, and the United States was held on October 22 at 11 am EST. The Geneva Consensus Declaration strengthens the resolve to achieve these four pillars: (1) better health for women, (2) the preservation of human life, (3) strengthening of the family as the foundational unit of society, and (4) protecting every nation's national sovereignty in global politics. This event charts a positive way forward for accelerating progress and will be a celebration of partnership between the many countries gathered.
Sec. Azar and Sec. Pompeo talk about the importance of the Geneva Consensus Declaration and its ceremonial signing on October 22, 2020
- Geneva Consensus Declaration on Promoting Women’s Health and Strengthening the Family, U.S. Mission to the United Nations, December 2, 2020
- Joint Statement on Promoting Women's Health & Strengthening the Family – Resumed 73rd World Health Assembly Agenda item 22, November 10, 2020 *
- Trump Administration Marks the Signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration, October 22, 2020
- Department of State: Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Secretary Alex M. Azar II At the Signing Ceremony of the Geneva Consensus Declaration, October 22, 2020
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