The 2023 UN High-Level Meeting on TB

At the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting (UNHLM) on TB, member states committed to hold a 'comprehensive review by Heads of State and Government at a high-level meeting in 2023.'

The dates of the meeting will be confirmed at a future date in a UN Modalities Resolution, but it is anticipated the 2023 UNHLM on TB will place place in September 2023 during the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Week. Feel free to contact the Stop TB Partnership at unhlm@stoptb.org if you have any questions.

News Alert Update: Read our 27th September news alert with the latest updates on the 2023 UNHLM on TB here.

UN General Assembly Event: 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.

May 2022 Update: 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.

  • Read the Political Declaration endorsed by Heads of State at the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting on TB here.
  • View the key targets endorsed at the meeting, including national targets developed by Stop TB Partnership here.