The 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) will be held September 17-30, 2019 in New York City. This year’s UNGA will include a number of issues that are critical to the work and mission of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) and to achieving health for all by 2030.

The GFF will at this year’s UNGA be engaging in discussions and events on universal health coverage (UHC) and financing for health. If you are looking to engage with the GFF, here is where you can find us:

UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage:
Moving together to build a healthier world

Monday, September 23, 2019
10:00-1:00PM & 3:00-6:00PM EST
COSCO Chamber and Trusteeship, UN HQ

The theme of the high-level meeting is ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World.’ This aim of the meeting is to mobilize the highest-level political support for UHC and sustain health investments in a harmonized manner at the country level. The political declaration on UHC can add value to these efforts and set milestones towards achieving UHC by 2030. The GFF and partners will issue a joint statement at the high-level meeting.

For more details and to view the webcast, go to the event page
To view the live webcast, visit: UN WEB TV

Funding the Future 2.0:
The Next Frontier for Financing Models in Health

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 
8:00 — 9:30 AM EST

With only 11 years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals, the international community must explore alternative funding models. This session will convene a group of thought leaders and practitioners to discuss the next frontier for development finance by evaluating what we’ve learned about the current landscape and identifying the steps forward. The event is co-hosted by MSD for Mothers, the GFF, Overseas Private Investment Corporation, and GBCHealth. The GFF will showcase and discuss results from its innovative financing work during a panel discussion.

For more details and to view the webcast, go to the event page.

Launch of the Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All:
Stronger Collaboration, Better Health

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
11:30 AM — 1:00 PM EST

During this high-level meeting, the “The Global Action Plan for Healthy Lives and Well-being for All: Strengthening collaboration among multilateral organizations to accelerate country progress on the health-related Sustainable Development Goals” will be launched. The plan is a joint commitment by 12 global health and development agencies, including the GFF, to advance collective action and accelerate progress towards the health-related SDGs. The GFF will be represented during the event by Dr. Muhammad Ali Pate.

For more details and to view the webcast, go to the event page.

To view the live webcast, visit: UN WEB TV

Data for Health Equity: Unlocking Health for All

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
6:00 PM EST
Grand Hyatt Hotel

The event, co-organized by the Rockefeller Foundation and UNICEF, will focus on the potential of data advances to drive progress on the world’s top health challenges, and the specific obstacles we’ll face in activating this digital revolution. The event will feature a multisector panel allowing policy-makers, public health advocates and tech leaders to share ideas and raise timely concerns about the emerging field of digital health. The GFF will participate in a panel discussion on data and digital health solutions.

For more details and to view the webcast, go to the event page.

1,460 Days Left: Countdown to 2023 – Towards the Mid-point of SDGs

Thursday, September 26, 2019
08:00-09:45 AM EST
UN Conference Building

UHC2030, together with partners including the GFF, will bring together key players to identify concrete follow up actions across following the political declaration on UHC, and ahead of the Financing For Development Summit that will take place on Thursday.

For more details go to the event page.

Join the online conversation through your social media channels! Follow @theGFF, @muhammadpate, @monique_vledder and #InvestInHealth. Official conference hashtags are #UNGA and #UNGA74
We look forward to seeing you in New York and online!
An official guide to all UNGA events can be found here.