The 2023 United Nations High-Level Meeting (UN HLM) on Tuberculosis is fast approaching, and we are pleased to announce that the date has been fixed for 22 September 2023. As a part of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the HLM will take place in New York, bringing together global leaders, policymakers, affected communities, civil society organizations, and other stakeholders to accelerate progress towards ending the TB epidemic. The multistakeholder hearing on Tuberculosis took place on 8 May 2023.
We invite you to stay up-to-date with the latest information and developments on this historic event through this page. Together, let us ensure that the voices and priorities of affected communities and civil society are heard and reflected in the outcomes of this critical meeting!
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- Find our statement on the adopted Political Declaration.
- Register for #2023TBHLM Affected Communities and Civil Society Coordination Hub Sideline Events - Are you going to be in New York City for the UN HLM on TB? Then make sure you register for the exciting Community Picnic and the Community Pre-briefing and Panel Discussion on 20 September and the Advocates' Gathering on 21 September. In case you do not have access to the the UN HLM on TB make sure to join us for the In-person Watch Party in Queens, NY on 22 September.
- Fill out this 1 Min survey to tell us which segment of the #2023TBHLM you have been accredited for!
- Use our Urgent Action Needed Social Media Toolkit - Through vetted intelligence, we have learned that some UN Member States are not entirely in agreement and aligned with the TB Political Declaration, potentially endangering its successful adoption during #2023TBHLM. Therefore, as members of the TB community, it is imperative that we take action NOW. Utilize our social media toolkit to garner support online and urge your Heads of State to ensure the realization of a TB Political Declaration by this Friday, September 22, 2023.
- Use our Uniting Virtually for #2023TBHLM Social Media Toolkit - Join the global TB advocacy movement from wherever you are! While we may not all be in NYC for the UN HLM on TB, our voices can still resonate worldwide. Use our social media toolkit to engage, raise awareness, and make an impact! Together, we can make a difference! #YesWeCanEndTB
- Use our Advocates' Guide for Country Interventions at the #2023TBHLM - During the UN HLM on TB, member states will have the chance to make an intervention during the plenary segment portion of the agenda. As advocates, you can use this brief as a tool to communicate to decision makers in your capitals and at UN Missions in New York about what you want to hear from your government on this world stage. We want member states to show up and make strong interventions to #EndTB.
- Use our Key Takeaways Document - This document can help you to understand and communicate what the TB community sees as wins and misses in the 8th & 25th August versions of the Political Declaration (PD) on TB. Dive even deeper into an analysis of the latest PD by making use of our Reading Companion, which was developed to inform the development of the key take aways and to measure the extent to which key asks were secured in the PD.
- Use our #2023TBHLM Event Tracker to share intel on side events happening in NYC on the sidelines of the UN HLM on TB.
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Meet the Leadership Group!
We are pleased to announce the newly instated Leadership Group for the TB HLM 2023 Affected Communities and Civil Society Coordination Hub. This group brings together individuals from all six regions of the world and includes participation from strategic partners, representing a diverse range of perspectives and experiences. Their leadership will be instrumental in advancing the goals of the Coordination Hub, and we are excited to have them on board. Read on to learn more about each member of the group and their unique contributions to the fight against TB.
Meet the Team!
The TB HLM 2023 Affected Communities and Civil Society Coordination Hub has been set-up to facilitate and support the work of affected communities and civil society to ensure meaningful engagement at all levels. We have brought on two lead consultants to support the work of the hub: Robyn Christine Waite and Priyanka Aiyer.
Dr. Robyn Christine Waite
Dr. Robyn Christine Waite (She/Her) is currently working as an independent consultant and squarely focusing her efforts on applying community building, project management, research, and advocacy skills to the fight to end TB. Before setting out on her own, Robyn worked with Results Canada, where she started as a TB Campaigns Officer and grew into the role of Director of Policy and Advocacy. During her tenure, she played a leading role in building and coordinating a high-impact coalition of 14 Canadian based CSOs engaged in advocacy in support of the Global Fund's 7th Replenishment. She has also demonstrated initiative and commitment to the cause and community through successful efforts to reinvigorate the Stop TB Canada network, as well as support with driving the progress of a global initiative to capture the experience of the pandemic amongst key TB stakeholder groups. Dr. Waite holds a PhD in Development Studies from SOAS, University of London; a MSc in Global Health from McMaster University, a Graduate Diploma from the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health; and a BSc in Health Promotion from Dalhousie University. When she isn't fighting for what counts, you can typically find her cat sitting, spending quality time with family, or outdoors doing something fun and active!
Robyn can be reached at Robynchristinewaite@gmail.com and her Twitter handle is @WaiteRobyn.
Priyanka Aiyer (She/Her) is a Communication Specialist with over 7 years of experience in designing and implementing multi-pronged campaigns at national, regional and global levels. Until recently she was working with the Global Coalition of TB Advocates as the Communications and Digital Media Officer where she worked with community members to provide hands-on training on communications and advocacy in addition to developing communication tools and ensuring meaningful community engagement at a global level. In 2023 she transitioned to an independent consultant's role. She continues to be a member of the GCTA and identifies as a person affected by TB. She is also the South-East Asia representative on the Union Community Advisory Panel.
Priyanka is the co-author of the Asia Pacific TB and Human Rights Advocacy Strategy, and she has curated the collection of survivor stories - Men and TB Stigma: Conversations of Resilience in The War Against TB. Priyanka holds a master's in film studies from Ambedkar University, India.
Priyanka can be reached at Priyanka.TBHLM@gmail.com and her Twitter handle is @PriyankaAiyer.