31 January 2017 - The WHO Global Ministerial Conference on TB in the context of the new global health agenda and the SDGs, aims to accelerate efforts of Member States in taking effective measures to end the global TB epidemic by 2030 through a multisectoral and interdisciplinary approach within the SDG agenda. Ministers of Health and Ministers from other sectors (e.g. finance, social development, justice) will be invited to attend, including from the top 40 highest TB and MDR-TB burden countries, along with leaders of UN organizations, development agencies, regional bodies, NGOs, civil society representatives and research institutions.
A Ministerial Declaration will be signed at the conference, containing bold commitments by countries to accelerate action to end TB and meet the milestones towards the 2030 SDGs, including the UN High-Level Meeting on TB 2018 which was agreed in December following a global campaign launched by Dr. Aaron Motsoaledi, Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Board and Minister of Health of South Africa.
The conference will take place on 16-17 November 2017 in Moscow, Russian Federation.