GFDD to Partner with UNA-USA Council of Organizations and other NGOs for International Conference at the UN on Novel Diagnostics and Affordable Treatments in Support of Good Health

June 20, 2017

The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) in partnership with the United Nations Association of America Council of Organizations (UNA USA COO) and the Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration will host an International Conference on Novel Diagnostics & Affordable Treatments, titled Advancing UN Sustainable Development Goal 3 (Good Health & Well-being).

This half-day event held at the Church Center for the United Nations in
New York City is an opportunity to chart at least part of the global landscape and to open the door to potential approaches to meeting the challenges so presented.

The objective is to foster outspoken participation by all present, leading to the collaborative effort clearly needed at all levels and
in both developed and developing countries.

Featuring presentations by World Bank staff, pharmaceutical industry experts and representatives of civil society organizations specializing in public health issues, the discussion will consider the issue of public health and affordable treatments. It will be followed by an interactive Q&A session with the audience.

Date: Thursday June 29, 2017
Location: UN Church Center, 2nd Floor Conference 777 United Nations Plaza (at 44th Street, between First and Second Avenues), New York, NY 10017.
Time: From 1:00PM to 5.00PM


For more information:
Arthur Le Nena
Tel: 212.751.5000

About the Institute for Life Science Collaboration
The Institute for Life Sciences Collaboration’s (ILSC), is a public charity Foundation whose mission of outreach to individuals and entities, on the national, regional and international levels, inviting and encouraging them to apply their respective resources to collaborative
programs and projects. ILSC is committed to enlist and devote human and financial capital to maximize the benefits to global health, whether in developing or developed countries or in the Global South or North.

About the United Nations Association of the United States (UNA-USA)
UNA-USA is a membership organization dedicated to educate the American people about the United Nations. For 70 years UNA-USA has worked to accomplish its mission of
informing, inspiring and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the UN, strengthening the UN system, promoting constructive US leadership in that system and achieving the goals of the UN Charter. Forming a strategic alliance with the UN Foundation in 2010, UNA-USA continues to pool talents to increase public education and advocacy on the work of the UN.

About the UNA USA Council of Organizations (COO).
The COO is a
coalition of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and local groups of organizations with interests in education, social justice, labor, sustainable development, energy and climate, millennium development goals, human rights, health and women’s issues that all share the common goals of making the American public more knowledgeable about global issues and strengthening the U.S. – UN relationship.