Multi-stakeholder hearing in preparation for the United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting on UHC
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United Nations, Apr 29 (Canadian-Media/UN): The President of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and UHC2030, will convene an interactive multi-stakeholder hearing on 29 April 2019 at the United Nations in New York, as part of the preparatory process for UN HLM, UN reports said.
The hearing is part of the preparatory process for the UN General Assembly high-level meeting on universal health coverage, which will take place on 23 September 2019 in New York, with the overall theme: Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World. WHO and UHC2030 are supporting the President of the General Assembly in the organization of the hearing.
the hearing will take place from 10:00 to 18:00, in the General Assembly Hall at the UN Headquarters in New York. The discussion will focus on core themes around UHC, noting that UHC is a catalyst for social-economic development and a key contributor to equity, social justice and inclusive economic growth. Investing in health systems for UHC drives progress on all health-related targets as well as across several Sustainable Development Goals beyond the health sector, including Goal 1 (no poverty), Goal 2 (food security, nutrition and sustainable agriculture), Goal 4 (quality education), Goal 5 (gender equality), Goal 6 (clean water and sanitation), Goal 8 (decent work and economic growth) and Goal 16 (inclusive societies).