Final report of the inaugural online meeting of the Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

  24 February 2021

The inaugural online meeting of the One Health Global Leaders Group (GLG) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) was held on January 26 and 27, 2021 (14:00-16:00 Central European Time) with the objectives of introducing the GLG members; sharing ideas, perspectives and vision for its work; and discussing indicative, prioritized actions proposed by the GLG members.

The meeting was chaired on both days by H.E. Mia Amor Mottley, the Prime Minister of Barbados and co-chair of the GLG. H.E. Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh and co-chair of the GLG, provided opening remarks in a pre-recorded video message. The Directors-General of FAO, OIE, WHO and the Executive Director of UNEP spoke at the opening and closing of the meeting. The GLG members appreciated the commitment of the Tripartite organizations and the engagement of UNEP in the Tripartite response to antimicrobial resistance and emphasized the need to strengthen UNEP’s role so that environmental drivers of antimicrobial resistance are adequately addressed.

In advance of the meeting, the Tripartite Joint Secretariat on AMR shared a draft template to collect inputs from GLG members on indicative actions and key performance indicators for an action plan to achieve the objectives of the GLG. The Secretariat prepared a summary of the proposed key actions to assist deliberations during the meeting.

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