What: United Nations High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance
Who: (Opening Session)
H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the 71st session of the UN General Assembly
H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General
H.E. Dr. Margaret Chan, Director-General of the World Health Organization
H.E. Mr. José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the Food and Agriculture Organization
H.E. Dr. Monique Eloit, Director-General of the World Organization for Animal Health
When: Wednesday, 21 September 2016, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. EST.
Two new agreements reached in the Pacific by the UN Development Programme (UNDP) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (Global Fund) are set to provide a major boost in the fight against the three diseases in the region. The two grants, totalling US$17 million, have been awarded to UNDP as interim Principal Recipient of the Global Fund grant for the next two and a half years, starting 1 July 2015. Continue reading
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