U.N. General Assembly Adopts Draft Resolution On Global Health In Foreign Policy, Decides To Hold High-Level Meeting On TB

U.N. General Assembly: Adopting Text on Global Health Challenges, General Assembly Urges Cross-sector Engagement in Tackling Ebola, Zika, Other Viruses
“…By the terms of the draft resolution ‘Global health and foreign policy: health employment and economic growth,’ adopted without a vote, the Assembly urged Member States to continue to consider health issues in the formulation of their foreign policy. It also called on Member States to strengthen their dialogue with civil society, academia, and the private sector to maximize engagement to solve global health challenges, while safeguarding public health interests from undue influence or potential conflict of interest. … The Assembly also decided to hold a high-level meeting in 2017 on the fight against tuberculosis and requested the Secretary-General to propose modalities for the conduct of such a meeting…” (12/15).