The UN HLM 2023 Task Force brings together a group of twenty representatives from UHC Constituencies and beyond to draft the next set of UHC Key Asks 2.0 based on the latest data, the new global health context, and inputs received through inclusive consultations.

The Task Force will aim to craft a limited number of action-oriented policy recommendations for the President of the General Assembly ahead of the 2023 HLM Political Declaration negotiation. It will also be instrumental in providing political advocacy and strategic communications support to UHC2030 throughout the year. 

Members include: 

  • Centro De Estudios Para La Equidad y Gobernanza En Los Sistema De Salud 
  • Commonwealth Commission (TBC) 
  • CSEM Advisory Group 
  • Gavi, The Vaccine Alliance  
  • Georgia 
  • European Commission [representing EC, UK and Japan] 
  • Health Systems Global 
  • International Organization for Migration (IOM) 
  • International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) 
  • Johnson & Johnson 
  • Nursing Now Challenge 
  • Republic of Ghana 
  • UNITE 
  • United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) 
  • UN Foundation 
  • UN Major Group for Children and Youth 
  • Women in Global Health (WGH) 

The Task Force will work until September 2023 to call forth meaningful commitments and actions from the General Assembly to get UHC progress back on track. 


The Task Force held its first meeting on Tuesday, 13 September in the presence of the UHC2030 co-chairs, Ms. Gabriela Cuevas and Dr. Justin Koonin, along with three Representatives from the UHC Movement Political Advisory Panel: Ms. Emilia Saiz, Secretary General, United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG); Prof. Keizo Takemi, WHO Goodwill Ambassador for UHC; and Dr. Vytenis Andriukaitis, WHO Special Envoy for the European Region. 

Discussing the threats weighing on the health sector everywhere, members reflected on the need to invest in resilient and equitable health systems and primary health care as necessary foundations to reach UHC and health security. Much work will need to be done to overcome the setbacks still being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, looming economic collapse and climate change-related disasters. 

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