2019 UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC)

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  • About the UN General Assembly Week and the UN HLM on UHC
  • NCD Alliance activities and events & regularly updated NCD-related UNGA events calendar
  • NCD Alliance advocacy resources including priorities & policy brief


UN General Assembly Week

The High-Level General Debate of the 74rd UN General Assembly will take place from 24th - 30th September 2019 in New York, USA. 

  • On Monday 23 September, the first one-day UN High-Level Meeting on Universal health coverage (UHC): Moving together to build a healthier world will be held.
  • On the afternoon of Tuesday, 24 September and all day on 25 September, UNGA will convene a meeting of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF).
  • On Thursday, 26 September, the UNGA will hold a high-level dialogue on financing for development (FfD), and also a high-level meeting on the elimination of nuclear weapons.

NCD-related activities & events calendar - regularly updated calendar

Last update: 20 September 2019

UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage

  • UN HLM on UHC official page - link
  • UN HLM on UHC logistics note - link
  • Zero-draft Political Declaration - link

Learn more about Universal Health Coverage at the WHO Website


Find out more about the HLM on NCDs from UHC2030, the global movement to strengthen health systems for universal health coverage. Click here to find out how to get involved with the UHC2030 movement. 


NCDA Advocacy Resources

Advocacy Priorities for the 2019 UN HLM on UHC - Download here

This briefing paper aims to inform Member States about the crucial opportunity of the 2019 UN High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC HLM) and the need to ensure that the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is included as an element of UHC in the outcome document of the UN HLM. These priorities complement the asks outlined by UHC2030.

Policy Brief: Ensuring healthy lives for all - Download here

This policy brief is an update to the NCD Alliance’s 2014 brief UHC and NCDs: A mutually reinforcing agenda, and reflects the developments in both the NCD response and UHC agenda since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs. It makes the case for including NCDs in national UHC benefit packages in order to fully achieve the 2030 Agenda target of healthy lives and well-being for all at all ages. Click the cover image below to download the brief.