The half-day interactive hearing on the Multi-stakeholder Hearing on Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response will be divided into an opening segment, two interactive panel discussions and a closing segment.
- Opening segment
- Panel 1: Lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic: the case for Pandemic, Prevention, Preparedness and Response.
- Panel 2: Investing in Pandemic Prevention, Preparedness and Response.
- Closing segment
The emergence of new epidemic diseases increased geopolitical conflict, the collapse of trade leading to famine and shortages of essential goods, the intensification of ecological degradation and climate change – taken in isolation, any of these trends would pose a serious challenge to global health and prosperity, but the evidence of the past few decades tells us that these trends are increasingly interacting in complex and unpredictable ways.
The purpose of the hearing is to get views from all stakeholders on these dimensions of pandemic preparedness prevention and response:
- on urgent actions and investments needed in and by all sectors, in pandemic prevention, preparedness and response - provide a key opportunity to identify how the political declaration of the high-level meeting can provide political support to the processes underway in Geneva - bring focus to the multi-sectoral nature of pandemics and the need to galvanize a whole of government and whole of society approach, which will contribute to accelerating progress towards achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
As part of the preparatory process for the high-level meeting, the President of the General Assembly will convene an interactive multi-stakeholder hearing with the support of the World Health Organization (WHO) and other relevant partners with a view to ensuring the most effective and efficient outcomes and potential deliverables and to sharing experiences and lessons learned to address remaining implementation gaps.