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Lives in the Balance - A Global Mobilization to the Achievement of the MDGs 4 and 5:
Ensuring the Rights to survival, to protection and to development

The World Family Organization had the honor to host the World Family Summit +4! Encompassing the main theme of the 2009 High Level Segment of ECOSOC and its Annual Ministerial Review and the Development Cooperation Forum, and in the spirit of the World Family Summit +3, held in Poland, the main theme of the World Family Summit +4 is: Lives in the Balance - A Global Mobilization to the Achievement of the MDGs 4 and 5: Ensuring the Rights to survival, to protection and to development.

The discussions approached different aspects involving maternal and child health care based on a family and community health systems, the legal aspects of social protection needed to ensure the survival and the economical aspects to guarantee the sustainable development of families and communities. The Warsaw Declaration is a powerful document which reflects the willingness of the World Family Summits participants along these last five years to mobilize a Global Partnership to ensure that Governments, NGOs, Academia, Parliamentarians, Media, Business Community, Civil Society and Families will respond to the different commitments made with concrete actions.

The task is complex and difficult, but not impossible. At the World Family Summit +4 we will be looking for a very strong response towards the commitments done on the World Family Summit +3 and in the Warsaw Declaration, involving First Ladies, Former First Ladies at National and Local Level, international personalities, multilateral and bilateral partners in favor of maternal, newborn and child care under a broad concept including health care, social protection and economic development.

The World Family Summit +4 was held in Cairo, Egypt, on December 1 to 4, 2008, and organized in partnership with the United Nations ECOSOC Office for Support and Coordination, United Nations NGO Section, Ministry of Social Solidarity of Egypt, National Council for Childhood & Motherhood of Egypt, League of Arab States and the Egyptian Business Women Association.

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