UN General Assembly to tackle drug-resistant bacteria

On 21 September 2016, global leaders met at the the UN General Assembly for a one-day high-level meeting  in New York on “Antimicrobial Resistance“. The meeting included Member States, non-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector and academic institutions, in order to provide input.

The primary objective of the high-level meeting was to summon and maintain strong national, regional and international political commitment in addressing antimicrobial resistance comprehensively and multi-sectorally, and to increase and improve awareness of antimicrobial resistance.