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