The Government Pledge

A Promise Renewed is a global effort to end preventable child deaths. If you are a government committed to advocacy and action for maternal, newborn and child survival, sign here!

"Ten years ago, the United Nations General Assembly passed the landmark resolution on A World Fit for Children, and in doing so, helped save and enhance the lives of millions of children. Today, we renew this promise to the world’s children.

"Therefore, we the undersigned heads of State and Government and representatives of States, reaffirm our commitment to children. Consistent with the Secretary-General’s Every Woman Every Child initiative, we pledge our support for the global movement to end preventable child deaths.

"The world has made tremendous strides in reducing child mortality. Over the past 40 years, new vaccines, improved health care practices, investments in education, and the dedication of governments, civil society and other partners have contributed to reducing the number of child deaths by more than 50%. The momentum generated by this unprecedented progress, and the scientific and social advances that underpin it, present an historic opportunity for dramatic declines in preventable child deaths – in high, middle and low-income countries alike.

"Through national action and international cooperation, we pledge to take action to accelerate progress on newborn, child and maternal survival. We hold ourselves accountable for our collective progress towards this goal. And on behalf of all children everywhere, we recommit the efforts of our respective governments to give every child the best possible start in life."

If you want to sign the pledge on behalf of your government, please email us at

Disclaimer: By signing the pledge you agree to disclose your name on the site and the use of your contact details by the “A Promised Renewed” Secretariat for any follow-up with you.


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