The 2023 UN High-Level Meeting on TB (September 2022 Update)

    At the 2018 UNHLM on TB, member states committed to hold a ‘comprehensive review by Heads of State and Government at a high-level meeting in 2023.’

    The dates of the meeting will be confirmed at a future date in a UN Modalities Resolution, but it is anticipated the 2023 UNHLM on TB will place place in September 2023 during the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Week.

    September 2022 UNGA Event

    Stop TB Partnership and Devex organized the event ‘Talking TB: The Road to 2023’ during the 2022 UN General Assembly, where the 2023 UNHLM on TB was discussed by TB leaders. You can watch a replay of the event here.

    May 2022 Update

    The Stop TB Partnership Board discussed progress towards the UNHLM during its May 2022 Board Meeting. More information can be found in the below documents:

    • Stop TB Partnership Presentation on the 2023 UNHLM on TB: Download
    • Key Steps towards the 2023 UNHLM on TB: Download
    • Stop TB Partnership Board Decision Points on the 2023 UNHLM on TB (page 3-5): Download

    Next Steps

    The next step towards the meeting will be for the President of the UN General Assembly, His Excellency Mr. Csaba Kőrösi, to appoint two UN member states to serve as co-faciliators for the meeting. The co-facilitators will then convene member states to negotiate a UN Modalities Resolution which will determine the dates, format, themes, and other key organizations considerations for the UNHLM on TB.

    Feel free to contact the Stop TB Partnership at if you have any questions regarding the next UNHLM on TB.

    The 2018 UN UN High-Level  Meeting on TB

    Following a campaign launched by Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, then Chair of the Stop TB Partnership Board and Minister of Health of South Africa, in December 2016, and supported by high-level leaders and members of the Board, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to hold a High-Level Meeting on TB in September 2018 through a resolution endorsed by Member States at the UN Headquarters in New York.

    The resolution was tabled by the Global Health and Foreign Policy Initiative, a UN country grouping that includes Brazil, France, Indonesia, Norway, Senegal, South Africa, and Thailand. The resolution, and specifically the text calling for the UNHLM on TB, was agreed unanimously by Member States, following a campaign by the global TB community and Stop TB partner organizations.

    1. Read the Political Declaration endorsed by Heads of State at the 2018 UN High-Level Meeting on TB here.
    2. View the key targets endorsed at the meeting, including national targets developed by Stop TB Partnership here.
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