An interactive, multi-stakeholder hearing on universal health coverage (UHC) will convene on 29 April, in preparation for the UN General Assembly’s (UNGA) High-level Meeting on UHC, which will take place on 23 September 2019.

W4GF Advocates working who will be attending this multi-stakeholder hearing on UHC in April should apply to be part of this additional process to develop a Global Action Plan (GAP) to be presented at the UN General Assembly in September 2019.

Register here if you are interest Before April 7!

Twelve global health and development organisations (Gavi, the Global Financing Facility (GFF), Global Fund, UNAIDS, UNDP, UNFPA, UNICEF, Unitaid, UN Women, World Food Programme (WFP), WHO and the World Bank) are exploring new ways of working together to accelerate progress towards the health-related Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) targets. To guide their collaboration, organizations are developing a Global Action Plan (GAP) to be presented at the UN General Assembly in September 2019.

Affected communities, civil society organizations and other non-state actors play a key role in shaping the GAP.

This one-day consultation, which follows the UN General Assembly multi-stakeholder hearing on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), provides an opportunity for face-to-face discussion with a broad range of non-state actors in further developing the Plan. The consultation will focus on the GAP Accelerator 3, on civil society and community engagement and Accelerator 4, on the determinants of health (Accelerators refer to cross-cutting areas where collective action has the potential to accelerate progress towards the health-related SDGs – more information available here). For more information on the Accelerator discussion frames click on the links below:

When: 30 April 2019, 10:00-18:00

Where: Labouisse Hall, UNICEF, 3 UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017

Who: Community, civil society and other non-state actors are encouraged to apply, and particularly participants from affected communities and civil society organizations working at country level. Please note that application does not guarantee participation (see below).

The 12 agencies have been working closely with the Civil Society Engagement Mechanism (CSEM) established by CSOs to engage with UHC2030. CSEM members have formed a GAP Civil Society Advisory Group to engage on the Global Action Plan, which will be represented at this consultation.

Language: Interpretation will be offered in English, French and Spanish.

Organisers: UNAIDS and WHO with support from UNDP.

Participation: Should interest exceed the room capacity (approx. 85 + organisers), the GAP CSEM Working Group, together with the CSEM GAP Advisory Group will seek to ensure a balance of: geography; age and gender; sectoral representation; thematic focus/health issue of interest; and affected population group.

Please note that it may be difficult to accept multiple requests for participation from the same organization.

Organisers will seek to livestream the plenary discussions (more information to follow). A summary report from the consultation will be disseminated widely and available online.

Support to participants: Selection does not entail financial support to enable participation. Delegates are asked to identify funding opportunities themselves.