23 sept.

The UN High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) on Universal Health Coverage will take place on 23 September 2019 during the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) high-level week in New York.

The theme of the UN HLM is ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World.’ This is a great opportunity for all UHC champions and advocates to make your voice heard and help mobilise high-level political attention globally and in your countries.

This UN HLM will be the last chance before 2023, the mid-point of the SDGs, to mobilise the highest political support to package the entire health agenda under the umbrella of UHC, and sustain health investments in a harmonised manner. 

The High-level meeting itself is open only to two groups of representatives, who must apply for registration by 9 August 2019: 
Organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC 
All entities that have been specially-accredited to the UN HLM process

However, there are a series of side events taking place around the High-Level Meeting which are open to all. 

Sunday 22 September 

Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge
Host: WHO, City of NY and UHC2030 partners
Venue: Central Park
Time: morning

Buying Medicines Better: Deploying Smart Procurement to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage
Host: Centre for Global Development
Venue: tbc
Time: 17:30-19:30
Participants: invitation only

Social Participation event
Host: WHO/UHC2030
Venue: Ford Foundation
Time: 18:00-20:00
Participants: public

Monday 23 September

Climate Action Summit
Venue: General Assembly Hall, UN HQ
Time: Opening: 10:00-10:30, Plenary: 10:30-13:00 and 15:00-17:30, Closing: 17:30-18:00

UN High-level meeting on UHC in 2019
Host: President of General Assembly
Venue: ECOSOC Chamber and Trusteeship, UN HQ
Time: Opening: 9:00-9:30, Plenary: 9:30-13:00 and 15:00-17:30, Multi-stakeholder Panels: 11:00-13:00 and 15:00-17:00, Closing: 17:30-18:00
Participants: HOS, Ministers, Heads of Agencies, Non-state Actors

Achieving UHC: A Sustainable Future for Africa
Host: Access Challenge
Venue: Essex House Hotel
Time: 16:00-21:00 (High Level Dinner & Announcement Platform: 19:30-21:00)
Participants: public, ticket required

Tuesday 24 September

Financing Common Goods
Host: WHO
Venue: Scandinavia House
Time: 8:00-10:00
Participants: public

Launching event on the SDG3+ Global Action Plan (TBC)
Venue: UNHQ
Time: 13:30-15:00

UN High-Level Meetings on Health – Hitting The Targets
Host: Stop TB Partnership/UHC2030
Venue: West Terrace, Delegation Dining, UNHQ
Time: 18:00-20:00
Participants: high level multi-stakeholder (invitation only)

Wednesday 25 September

SDG Summit Day 2

Strategic meeting on post-UN HLM follow up actions by 2023
Host: Rockefeller Foundation/UHC2030
Venue: Rockefeller Foundation Building
Time: 8:00-12:00 (date and time to be confirmed)
Participants: UHC2030 Steering Committee representatives and selected partners (by invitation)

Thursday 26 September

First High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development

1,460 Days Left: Countdown to 2023 – towards the mid-point of SDGs
Host: UHC2030
Venue: Delegates Dining Room, UNHQ
Time: 8:00-10:00, including UHC2030 Global Compact signing ceremony
Participants: UHC2030 partners and political champions (invitation only)

Friday 27 September

SAMOA Pathway

Key Asks from the UHC movement 

UHC2030 developed the Key Asks from the UHC movement through a consultative process to provide a basis for coordinated advocacy efforts and feed into the HLM political declaration. The Key Asks featured highly during the Multistakeholder Hearing which was organised by the President of the UN General Assembly on 29 April to allow a range of partners to make their own specific statements about their hopes and ambitions for the outcomes of the UN HLM. 

It is hoped the Key Asks will guide country deliberations during the inter-governmental process and support the preparation of specific commitments to UHC announced during the UN High-Level Meeting.

Key Asks from the UHC movement 

Campaign Toolkit 

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