2016 Political Declaration on Antimicrobial Resistance

71st UNGA
5 Oct 2016

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.”

Used as precedent