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(Opening, Plenary, Closing) High-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis - General Assembly, 78th session
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The high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis will focus on the theme: "Advancing science, finance and innovation, and their benefits, to urgently end the global tuberculosis epidemic, in particular by ensuring equitable access to prevention, testing, treatment and care".
  • Opening segment: Statements by H.E. Mr. Dennis Francis, President of the 78th session of the General Assembly; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organizationt. During the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis, the following speakers will also address the General Assembly: the President of the Economic and Social Council, the Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Board, an eminent high-level champion of the fight against tuberculosis and a person affected by tuberculosis
  • Plenary Segment: Statements by Member States and members of the United Nations specialized agencies.
  • Closing segment: Summaries of the multi-stakeholder panels and concluding remarks by H.E. Mr. Dennis Francis, President of the 78th session of the General Assembly. A person affected by tuberculosis will speak at the closing segment of the high-level meeting on the fight against tuberculosis.

The meeting will bring together Member States and their delegations including Heads-of-State and other leaders, ministers from relevant ministries, representatives such as parliamentarians, mayors and governors of cities and states with a high burden of tuberculosis, representatives of civil society, including non-governmental organizations and indigenous leadership community organizations and faith-based organizations, academia, philanthropic foundations, the private sector and networks representing people affected by tuberculosis. 

The objective of the meeting is to undertake a comprehensive review of the achievement of agreed tuberculosis goals at the national, regional and global levels contained in the 2018 political declaration, to identify gaps and solutions to accelerate progress towards ending the epidemic by 2030. 

Outcome: The high-level meeting shall approve a concise and action-oriented political declaration, agreed in advance by consensus through intergovernmental negotiations, to be submitted by the President of the General Assembly for adoption by the General Assembly.