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(Opening, Plenary, Closing) High-level meeting…

(Opening, Plenary, Closing) High-level meeting on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response - General Assembly, 78th session
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The high-level meeting on pandemic prevention, preparedness and response will focus on the theme: "Creating and maintaining political momentum and solidarity for Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response".
  • Opening segment: H.E. Mr. Dennis Francis, President of the 78th session of the General Assembly; Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations; Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General, World Health Organization; Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank Group (TBC); Helen Clark, Former Co-Chair of the Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response
  • 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.

The President of the General Assembly, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, will convene Heads of State and Government for a one-day meeting to adopt a political declaration aimed at mobilizing political will at the national, regional and international levels for pandemic prevention, preparedness and response. 

The meeting will bring together Member States, observers of the General Assembly, the United Nations system, representatives of nongovernmental organizations in consultative status with ECOSOC and representatives of organizations with special accreditation. The objective of the meeting is to further mobilize political momentum, including through the integration of a multisectoral approach towards pandemic prevention, preparedness and response.

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