The 2023 UN High-Level Meeting on TB
At the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB, world leaders committed to hold a 'comprehensive review by Heads of State and Government at a high-level meeting in 2023' in the Political Declaration on TB agreed at the meeting.
It is anticipated the 2023 UNHLM on TB will place during the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Week on 18-23rd September 2023.
Announcement of Appointment of co-facilitators
On 19th October, the President of the UN General Assembly announced the appointment of Poland and Uzbekistan as the co-facilitators of the 2023 UN High-Level Meeting on TB, led by H.E. Krzysztof Szczerski, Permanent Representative of Poland to the United Nations, and H.E. Bakhtiyor Ibragimov, Permanent Representative of Uzbekistan to the United Nations. The appointment letter announcing the co-facilitators can be found here.
It is expected that the dates, format, and other details for the meeting will be finalized by February 2023 through a Modalities Resolution. The Resolution for the 2018 UNHLM on TB can be found here.
News Alert - Read our 27th September news alert with the latest updates on the 2023 UNHLM on TB here.
UN General Assembly Event - On 22nd September Stop TB Partnership and Devex organized the event 'Talking TB: The Road to 2023' during the 2022 UN General Assembly in New York, where the 2023 UNHLM on TB was a key topic. A replay of the event is available here.
The Stop TB Partnership Board discussed progress towards the 2023 UNHLM during its May 2022 Board Meeting. More information can be found in the below documents:
- Stop TB Partnership Presentation on the 2023 UNHLM on TB: Download
- Key Steps towards the 2023 UNHLM on TB: Download
- Stop TB Partnership Board Decision Points on the 2023 UNHLM on TB (page 3-5): Download
The 2018 UN UN High-Level Meeting on TB
Following a campaign launched by Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, then Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Board and Minister of Health of South Africa, in December 2016, and supported by high-level leaders and members of the Board, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to hold a High-Level Meeting on TB in September 2018 through a resolution endorsed by Member States at the UN Headquarters in New York.
The resolution was tabled by the Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative, a UN country grouping that includes Brazil, France, Indonesia, Norway, Senegal, South Africa, and Thailand. The resolution, and specifically the text calling for the UNHLM on TB, was agreed unanimously by Member States, following a campaign by the global TB community and Stop TB partner organizations.