High-level Interactive Dialogue on AMR
End of April the General Assembly High-Level Interactive Dialogue on Tackling AMR took place as a virtual event. To raise global attention, a Call to Action was presented.
In September 2019, the UN high-level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC) adopted a political declaration which called for a discussion on AMR during the seventy-fourth session of the General Assembly. Originally scheduled for March 2020, this High-Level Interactive Dialogue has been rescheduled for April 29, 2021 after being postponed due to COVID-19. During the event, major stakeholders from across the globe used the opportunity to strengthen political commitment, to take stock of progress, to recommit to actions, and to build back better from COVID-19 by agreeing further practical steps that can effectively address challenges to tackling AMR as part of future pandemic preparedness through a One Health approach while supporting the delivery of the SDGs.
As one of the initiatives, the Group of Friends on Tackling AMR presented a “Call to Action on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) -2021” to raise global ambition on AMR whilst accommodating diverse national circumstances. “COVID-19 has vividly highlighted what rapid progress can be made when there is strong enough political will and enterprise – and the extent of the risks we all face when this is missing. We must ensure that we marshal and channel the highest possible levels of political will and enterprise to combat the persisting threat of antimicrobial resistance,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, World Health Organisation (WHO) Director-General.
For more information, please see here: https://www.un.org/pga/75/antimicrobial-resistance/
The recording of the first part can be seen here: http://webtv.un.org/watch/part-1-high-level-interactive-dialogue-on-antimicrobial-resistance-amr-general-assembly-75th-session/6251195008001/
The recording of the second part can been here: http://webtv.un.org/watch/part-2-high-level-interactive-dialogue-on-antimicrobial-resistance-amr-general-assembly-75th-session/6251147004001/?term=