2016 Political Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance
Analysis of precedential value
This declaration is the product of the High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance in September 2016. It was adopted by the UN General Assembly without a general vote the following month. The General Assembly is the preeminent governing body of the UN system and consists of all 193 UN Member States.
In advance of the Declaration’s adoption, “the Assembly requested that the facilitator of the consultations lead an informal interactive dialogue with relevant civil society and private sector stakeholders with expertise in antimicrobial resistance. It also invited relevant United Nations system entities, intergovernmental organisations with observer status and non-governmental organisations accredited to the Economic and Social Council to attend. It requested that the President of the Assembly draw up a list of other relevant stakeholders with experience in antimicrobial resistance, to be submitted for consideration by Member States on a non-objection basis.”