Several bilateral meetings held in Berlin, Germany with G20 Sherpas, German Ministries, and G20 Official Engagement Groups – Business20, Civil20, Science20, & Think20
A Brief History of the G20 Health and Development Partnership
Participated in the Think20 Kick-Off Conference and was part of the “T20 Task Force on 2030 Agenda”
Attended the joint G20 Development Working Group (DWG), C20, B20 and T20 event in Bonn on “Implementing the 2030 Agenda: How can engagement groups contribute?”
March - May
Invitation to join the B20 Health Initiative and contribute to the Policy Paper
Participated at the High-Level B20-OECD-BIAC joint session in Paris, a joint initiative between the B20 and OECD. This final conference before the G20 Summit in May featured a meeting of all B20 Task Forces and Cross-thematic Groups and focused on the advocacy of B20 Recommendations prior to the G20 Sherpa meeting
April - May
Significant contributions to B20 Health Policy Paper included in final draft
Global Health Innovation Event: The “Research for Impact and the G20: How can global health innovation drive sustainable development?” Roundtable event at the Quadriga Forum in Berlin laid the groundwork for the growth of the Partnership. The roundtable discussions were summarised in the Event Report.
28th - 29th April
Call to Action: Over 100 public and private health stakeholders backed four recommendations in a “Call to Action”, and published this in various media outlets ahead of the G20 Health Ministers summit in May 2017.
2nd - 3rd May
B20 Summit: Involvement with the B20 Summit where 700 representatives from business, government, civil society and international organisations gathered in Berlin
B20 Health Conference: Invitation to several Partnership members to speak at the B20 Health Conference
19th - 20th May
G20 Health Ministers Meeting: First G20 Health Ministers Meeting including explicit mention of Partnership members in Communique: Unitaid, CARB-X, TB Alliance, and CEPI, as well as the importance of Product Development Partnerships (PDPs)
Meeting in Geneva on the side-lines of WHA (22nd – 31st May): Meeting with members of the Partnership to discuss next steps and a drafting of an Open Letter to G20 Leaders.
Open Letter to G20 Leaders: The Letter signed by 35 organisations and 9 individuals was submitted to G20 Leaders, Sherpas and G20 Ambassador’s based in Berlin
June - July
Acknowledgements of the work of the Partnership by G20 leaders, the German Chancellery, EU Commissioner Vytenis Andruikaitis and the UK Government
8th - 9th June
Joint Press Release in Response to G20 Communique: A sub-group of the Partnership published an online press release and issued it to media in the U.S., the UK, Germany and Brussels welcoming the progress made on the ambitious G20 communique, particularly the references made to global health, health systems, pandemics and AMR
The G20 Health and Development Partnership Working Session – in the UK Houses of Parliament followed up on the G20 Global Health Innovation initiative. Participants reviewed the German Presidency of the G20 in 2017 and looked forward to the Argentinian Presidency in 2018 discussing how the Partnership could proceed in order to build on current accomplishments.