Second Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance June 19-20, 2019.

11 June 2019

The Second Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) will take place in Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin, in the historic town of Noordwijk. Here, in this venue at sea, participant will explore what has been done since the first meeting that was organised five years ago, and to take further steps to accelerate the implementation of the Global Action Plan on AMR. For two days, working closely together with the World Health Organization (WHO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), participants will look back at recent global developments and explore new ways to work jointly to tackle the threat of antimicrobial resistance.

The aim of this conference is to strengthen and accelerate international cooperation in the global fight against antimicrobial resistance. The focus of this conference will be international and multi-sectoral cooperation within the framework of the One Health approach. Similarly to five years ago, international colleagues will be brought together who are responsible for public health and agricultural policy. In order to work towards specific cooperative relations, the concept of AMR-twinning will be given a central place during the conference. With this concept of AMR-twinning, the organisers will strive to create cooperative bonds between nations that will be beneficial to the implementation of national action plans. Furthermore, the conference will allow for dialogue with a wide variety of AMR stakeholders in the field to enhance exchange of the most recent insights and knowledge. On the meeting website the programme can be found for 19 and 20 June, the registration form, practical information, and further details on the objective of the Second Ministerial Conference on Antimicrobial Resistance.

The Global AMR R&D Hub and GARDP are jointly organising a 1-hour break-out session entitled ‘Addressing AMR to deliver the SDGs – strengthen knowledge and evidence base at 11:15 on the second day. The session will kick off with two short presentations by the Global AMR R&D hub and GARDP, followed by a panel discussion. Panellists from WHO, JPIAMR and governments will join the two speakers, and engage in a forward-looking discussion to identify critical challenges and what actions are needed from various actors (governments, industry, academia, UN and civil society) in order to accelerate multi-sectoral collaboration to strengthen knowledge and evidence base. The session will be moderated by Mr. Cees de Joncheere, chairman of the NADP Executive Board.

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