UN High-Level Meeting on the Fight Against Tuberculosis (TB)
The United Nations General Assembly will hold the second high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis on 22 September 2023.
The theme of the meeting is: “Advancing science, finance and innovation, and their benefits, to urgently end the global tuberculosis epidemic, in particular, by ensuring equitable access to prevention, testing, treatment and care.”
ORGANIZATION OF THE MEETING
The UN High-Level Meeting on TB will be organized under the direction of the UN General Assembly. WHO is working closely with the office of the President of the General Assembly, the Co-facilitators, Member States and partners including civil society in making preparations for the UN high-level meeting. The main objective of the meeting is to implement a comprehensive review of progress in the context of the achievement of targets set in the 2018 political declaration, and in the Sustainable Development Goals. In preparation for the high-level meeting, Member States have requested for the Secretary- General, with support of the World Health Organization, to develop a “comprehensive and analytical report on progress achieved and challenges remaining in realizing tuberculosis goals within the context of achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, including on the progress and implementation of the 2018 political declaration”.
INTERACTIVE MULTISTAKEHOLDER HEARING
Member States have requested for the President of the General Assembly, with the support of the World Health Organization and the Stop TB Partnership, to convene and preside over an interactive multistakeholder hearing, no later than June 2023.
Based on a request from Member States to WHO’s Director General at the Executive Board, WHO is working with the office of the President of the General Assembly to coordinate across the high-level meetings of the United Nations General Assembly on universal health coverage, tuberculosis and pandemic prevention, preparedness and response . This includes creating procedural synergy in the intergovernmental processes of the three meetings.
More information is available here.