SIDE MEETING

SE055

UN High-level Meeting on UHC: draft UHC2030 Asks for multi-stakeholder consultation

Meeting Organizer

World Health Organization (WHO)

The World Bank

Contact Person : Akihito Watabe, watabea@who.int

30 January 2019
17:30 - 20:00 hrs.
Venue : Lotus Suite 10

Closed Meeting Invitation Only

BACKGROUND :

United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) agreed to hold the UN High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) on 23 September 2019 during the UNGA high-level week (A/RES/72/139). The theme of the UN HLM will be “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World.” President of the General Assembly (PGA) will organise a multi-stakeholder hearing, before the end of July 2019, to allow non-states actors to formally contribute to the preparation of UN HLM. Before 2023 - the turning point of the SDGs by 2030-, this UN HLM will be the last chance to mobilise the highest political support to package the health agenda together under the umbrella of UHC and sustain health investments in a harmonised manner. To fully accomplish these objectives, it is critical to identify how UHC political declaration can add value and set milestones to accelerate progress towards achievement of UHC by 2030.

OBJECTIVES :

UHC2030 is tasked to support the preparatory process and the meeting of UN HLM, particularly about “sharing evidence and good practices, challenges and lessons learned”. Based on the experience with recent UN high-level events, UHC2030, a multi-stakeholder platform to advocate for UHC, is expected to co-convene the multi-stakeholder hearing of UN HLM with PGA before starting the inter-governmental negotiation of the political declaration. Objectives of this short session are to brief background of previous UHC movement and plan for UN HLM, and to introduce draft UHC2030 Asks to UN HLM and to provide an opportunity for UHC2030 partners to contribute to consolidate UHC2030 Asks. The Asks will feed into the preparation for the zero-draft of the political declaration as well as arrange coordinated advocacy tools and guidance that both member states and non-states actors can use in the formal process, such as for the multi-stakeholder hearing, inter-governmental negotiations and their interventions during UN HLM.