NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 2018. Heads of State gathered in New York on 26 September 2018 at the United Nations General Assembly first-ever high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB) to accelerate efforts in ending TB and reach all affected people with prevention and care. The theme of the meeting was “United to end tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic”.
The high-level meeting on TB is a tremendous and unprecedented step forward by governments and all partners engaged in the fight against TB. It follows on from a very successful Ministerial Conference on Ending TB in Moscow on 16-17 November, 2017 which resulted in high-level commitments from Ministers and other leaders from 120 countries to accelerate progress to end TB.
The high-level meeting on TB endorsed an ambitious and powerful political declaration to accelerate progress towards End TB targets. This declaration was subsequently adopted by the General Assembly on 10 October 2018.