The 71st UNGA decided to hold a high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis in 2018. By resolution 71/159, adopted on 15 December 2016, the Assembly requested the Secretary-General, in close collaboration with the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) and in consultation with Member States, to propose options and modalities for the conduct of such a meeting, including potential deliverables. Modalities were considered in February 2018, in a process co-facilitated by the Permanent Representatives of Antigua and Barbuda and Japan, and governments agreed to hold the meeting on the second day of the general debate for UNGA 73, which is 26 September 2018.
In May 2018, Lajcak said Member States are expected to begin negotiations on the outcome document “shortly.”
More information on the high-level meeting is available here.
date: 26 September 2018
location: New York City, US
contact: UNGA President's Office