Events

Sept. 14, 2017

UNGA high-level event on world leaders for universal health coverage

Region: Global Conference Multiple streams

On Monday 18 September from 4:30-6:00 pm, UHC2030– together with the Government of Japan, the World Health Organization, World Bank Group, UNICEF, United Nations Development Programme and The Rockefeller Foundation– will hold a high-level event on universal health coverage (UHC) timed to the United Nations General Assembly. 

Momentum for universal health coverage is at an all-time high, with growing consensus that UHC is a prerequisite for poverty eradication and shared prosperity, and strong endorsements from global leaders including the new Director-General of the World Health Organization.

This event will look at how UHC is essential to achieving health and well-being for all (SDG 3), how UHC helps achieve broader development goals, and how diverse partners are driving continued progress – including advocating for strong primary health care systems.

Key themes of this event are:

1.  Highlighting the importance of UHC as the core driver to achieve the SDGs and goal 3;

2.  Sharing leaders visions for achieving UHC to be embodied at the UHC Forum 2017; and

3.  Raising awareness on research and development as a pivotal element for achieving UHC.

 

Heads of State and Ministerial Representation from: Japan, Senegal, Thailand, South Africa, United Kingdom, and Germany 

 

Participation of: 

  • António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General (TBC) 
  • Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, WHO 
  • Achim Steiner, Administrator, UNDP 
  • Anthony Lake, Executive Director, UNICEF 
  • Kristalina Georgieva, CEO, World Bank Group 
  • Angel Gurría, Secretary-General, OECD 
  • Rajiv Shah, President, The Rockefeller Foundation 
  • Elizabeth Cousens, Deputy CEO, UN Foundation 
  • Christopher Elias, President of Global Development, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 
  • Marijke Wijnroks, Interim Executive Director, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria 
  • Seth Berkley, CEO, Gavi

 

Please register for this event by 12 September to be issued with a UN event pass. 
RSVP online here.

Event detail


New York
United States