1,460 Days Left: Countdown to 2023 – towards the mid-point of SDGs

1,460 Days Left: Countdown to 2023 – towards the mid-point of SDGs

Sep 26, 2019
08:00 - 09:45 AM

Delegates Dining Room
UN Conference Building
New York

The UN High-level Meeting on UHC is a major opportunity to mobilize the highest political support for UHC as the cornerstone for achieving SDG3 and delivering successful outcomes for other health-related initiatives, as well as setting UHC milestones by 2023, as a mid-point for the 2030 goals. The Climate Action Summit, SDG Summit and the High-Level Dialogue on Financing for Development provide further opportunities for mutually reinforcing action for UHC. To deliver highest-level political commitments on health this September, it is critical to identify concrete follow up actions across the political declarations and seize upcoming opportunities until 2023 for tracking progress of key commitments to achieve UHC.


  • Initiate a discussion on how to operationalize follow up actions of the healthrelated elements of political declarations of the UN HLMs in 2019
  • Identify options for tracking progress of key commitments through formal follow up mechanisms of the Sustainable Development Goals
  • Promote investment in health and participatory multi-stakeholder platforms to strengthen social accountability 

Tentative Program:

  • 7:30-8:00 Registration
  • 8:00-9:30 Main Program (breakfast provided)
  • Welcome Remarks: Prof. Ilona Kickbusch, Co-Chair UHC2030 Steering Committee
  • Moderator: Ms. Kathy Calvin, President and CEO UN Foundation
  • Opening Remarks: High-level government representative from Ghana
  • Keynote Address: High-level government representatives from Arab Rep. of Egypt; Thailand and
  • Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  • Panel Discussion: Prof. H. Millat, Chair of Advisory Group on Health, Inter-Parliamentarian Union;
  • Ms. Annette Dixon, Vice President for Human Development, the World Bank Group; Mr. Matthew
  • Rycroft, the Permanent Secretary of the Dept. for Int. Development, UK; Mr. Elhadj As Sy,
  • Secretary General, IFRC and Youth RC Volunteers; Ms. Renuka Gadde. Vice President, Global
  • Health, BD & Co; Mr. Kevin Watkins, Chief Executive of the Save the Children
  • 9:00-9:20 Interactive Dialogue – opportunity for participants to speak from the floor
  • Closing: Mr. Mark Suzman, Chief Strategy Officer and President, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation;
  • H.E. Mr. Tamaki Tsukada, DG for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan
  • 9:30-9:45 UHC2030 Global Compact Signing
  • Master of Ceremony: Dr. Githinji Gitahi, Co‐Chair of UHC2030 Steering Committee
  • Welcome Remarks: Dr. Peter Joseph Salama, Executive Director, UHC/Life Course, WHO

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This event is invitation only.