23 September 2019

On 12 December 2017, the United Nations passed a resolution (A/RES/72/139) agreeing to hold the first-ever UN High-Level Meeting (HLM) on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) during the 2019 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The UNGA President subsequently appointed the permanent representatives of Hungary and Thailand to co-facilitate an open and transparent consultative process with Member States to propose modalities for theHLM. The approved modalities, outlining the format, scope, and topic of the meeting, revealed that the overall theme of the HLM will be “Universal Health Coverage: Moving Together to Build a Healthier World.”

This year’s UHC Day will be an important milestone on the road to the UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage on 23 September 2019. Building on momentum from events like World Health Day 2018 and the second Global Conference on Primary Health Care, UHC Day will give governments, non-state actors and stakeholders across the United Nations system an important platform to unite and drive action to achieve UHC by 2030.

The Road to the 2019 High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

  • 12 December 2018: International Universal Health Coverage Day

  • 7 April 2019: World Health Day

  • 20–28 May 2019: World Health Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland

  • By end of July 2019: HLM-UHC multi-stakeholder hearing

  • 23 September 2019: HLM-UHC, New York, United States

Countdown to the 2019 HLM on Universal Health Coverage

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