Interactive civil society hearing in preparation for the UN High-Level Meeting on TB

“Interactive civil society hearing to be held on 4 June 2018 in preparation for the UN High-Level Meeting on TB.”

April 2018 | Geneva: The President of the UN General Assembly has announced that the interactive civil society hearing will be held on 4 June 2018 at the United Nations in New York, as part of the preparatory process for the UN High-Level Meeting on TB (UN HLM). The hearing was requested in the modalities resolution for the UN HLM adopted by the UN General Assembly on 4 April 2018.

The hearing aims for the active participation of “appropriate senior-level representatives of Member States, observers of the General Assembly, parliamentarians, representatives of local government, relevant United Nations entities, non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council, invited civil society organizations, academia, medical associations and the private sector, as well as people affected by tuberculosis and broader communities, ensuring the participation and voices of women, girls and indigenous leadership as part of the preparatory process for the high-level meeting”. The World Health Organization and the Stop TB Partnership are supporting the President of the General Assembly in the organization of the hearing.

The accreditation process is now open for both the hearing and the UN High-Level Meeting. Kindly note that the deadline for applications for accreditation for attending either event is 27 April 2018.

Accreditation is required in order to be able to register and attend the hearing and/or the UN High-Level Meeting. Relevant non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, medical associations and the private sector must seek accreditation. UN member states, UN entities, and non-governmental organizations in consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), do not need to apply for accreditation.

For additional information on the UN HLM, please visit the President of the General Assembly page here.