Global Events, High-level advocacy

United Nations General Assembly: High-Level Meeting on AMR

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9:00am - 6:00pm (GMT)
New York, United States of America

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) will be addressed for the second time during a High-Level Meeting on the sidelines of the upcoming United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in September 2024. It will be an opportunity to accelerate political action on AMR based on the One Health approach. 

The side event will provide Heads of Government and State, Government Ministers and political leaders with the chance to discuss effective approaches to addressing AMR at a local, national and global level in relation to funding, policy development and multi-sectorial collaboration. 

Through a political declaration, UN Member States will commit to new targets and practical steps to address this global threat for humans, animals, plants and the environment. WOAH is supporting dialogues alongside its Quadripartite partners (FAO, UNEP and WHO) with the aim of consolidating this political commitment to sustainably implement cross-sectoral National Action Plans.

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About antimicrobial resistance

AMR occurs when bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites no longer respond to antimicrobial agents. As a result of drug resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial agents become ineffective and infections become difficult or impossible to treat, increasing the risk of disease spread, severe illness and death.