Reproductive Health

Global Leaders Council announces 2013 Resolve Award

September 27, 2012  • Aspen Global Health and Development

We at GHD are celebrating this morning’s U.N. General Assembly side event launching the Global Leaders Council’s new book, Why We Care, featuring personal stories from the Council members about the life experiences that have made them come to prioritize reproductive health. 

As part of the event, the Council officially launched the nomination period for the 2013 Resolve Award. Announced in May 2011, this highly competitive, non-monetary award is designed to honor innovative and scalable approaches in accelerating progress toward universal access to reproductive health.

It is the Council’s hope that celebrating the national leaders who are moving the needle in access to reproductive health will inspire other leaders to follow in their footsteps.  We invite anyone who works at country level to submit nominations, or to spread the word to other governments, civil society organizations, and academic institutions who are in a position to nominate specific countries for leading the way in advancing access to reproductive health. 

The inaugural Resolve Awards were given to the governments of Rwanda, Malawi, Nepal, and Ethiopia at this past World Health Assembly in May 2012, with a special mention for Yemen. Information about why their nominations were chosen by the Council is available here. Does this sound like any of the countries you work with? Submit a nomination to honor the leaders who’ve fought for change and help them win political will for continued momentum!

We invite anyone who works at country-level to submit a nomination.  Nominations can be completed and submitted for the first deadline of 20 December 2012, or the final deadline of 15 January 2013. The Resolve Award winners will ultimately be chosen on the strength of the nominations submitted by a GLC Selection Committee, so any country could win and every country should apply. Winners of the 2013 Resolve Award will be honored by the Council in a special ceremony at the time of the 2013 World Health Assembly, and connected with past winners, press outlets, and donors to share how they have made progress in expanding access to reproductive health.

Please join us at to recognize bold actions and promising successes, which point the way forward for us all.