Held in Geneva, May 2019
Attended by delegations from all WHO Member States, with the objectives to determine the policies of the Organization, approve the budget, honor individuals and projects, and offer many side events highlighting initiatives by governments and civil society. The HIYH initiative had an official launch on the international stage, at the World Health Assembly in May 2019. Dr. Khalid Erichsen was invited by Pradeep Kakkattil, Director, Office of Innovations, UNAIDS, to present on a panel about Innovations in connection with the debut of the UNAIDS Health Innovation Exchange
An event sponsored by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), held during the prestigious United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) at UN headquarters in New York in September 2019 -- when governments and honored attendees come together annually -- at which the UAE-identified Global Councils presented progress on their chosen projects. Our SDG 3 Global Council members, Dr. Khalid Erichsen and noted psychologist and advocate at the United Nations Dr. Judy Kuriansky, presented the HIYH initiative.
In September 2019, on the theme “Innovative Projects, Policies And Financing Models To Reach Those Left Furthest Behind”. Sponsored by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the UN, the Office of the First Lady of the Republic of Sierra Leone, the Permanent Missions to the United Nations of Canada, the People’s Republic of China and Cuba, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Global Councils for the SDGs, the UN Major Group for Children and Youth, Mission&Co, the International Association of Applied Psychology and the United African Congress.
Online launch of the HIYH, with one of the co-founder Dr Shariha Khalid Erichsen speaking at the introduction keynote and a dedicated webinar organised on the theme "Placing Health in the hands of those left furthest behind"