UN High-level Meeting on universal Health Coverage

Monday, 23 September 2019

On 23 September 2019 a high-level meeting on universal health coverage will be held at the United Nations General Assembly. The meeting, ‘Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World’, will bring together heads of state, political and health leaders, policy-makers, and universal health coverage champions to advocate for health for all.

Universal health coverage means all people have access to the health care they need, when and where they need it, without facing financial hardship. 

The meeting will aim to garner financial and political commitments from countries and sustain health investments. It will focus on accelerating progress towards universal health coverage, including access to essential health services, including skilled health workforce, financial risk protection and access to safe, quality, effective and affordable medicines and vaccines for all. The meeting will result in a political declaration on universal health coverage, negotiated by Member States and endorsed by Heads of State.

The upcoming UN High-Level Meeting on universal health coverage (HLM UHC) represents the last opportunity before 2023, the midway point of the Sustainable Development Goals mandate, to mobilise the highest levels of political support to package the entire health agenda under the umbrella of UHC, sustaining health investments in a harmonised manner.

To do this, it is critical for all policymakers to work together towards implementing fiscal policies and establishing milestones to achieve UHC by 2030.


Registration for the High-Level Meeting on UHC is now open for representatives of organizations with ECOSOC consultative status (click here) and for other organisations who received special accreditation to attend the HLM (click here).

The registration deadline is 9 August 2019.

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