Representatives of United Nations missions, international organizations, civil society and the private sector has been mobilized for the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines. The World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a briefing in Geneva, Switzerland, on 1 February. The final report will be present in June 2016.
The panel was appointed by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in November 2015 to support the attainment of Sustainable Development Goal 3: ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being of all. The key outcome of the panel’s work will be an evidence-informed, rights-based analysis of proposals and recommendations to promote the development and production of health technologies in a way that balances trade, human rights and public health.
For the Global AIDS Policy Watch (GAPW), this action can contribute to developing health around the world. The final report will be present in June 2016 by the United Nations Development Programme, in collaboration with UNAIDS.