Invitation to provide written feedback on the draft Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance recommendations

4 February, 2019

The United Nations Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance has requested public discussion on its draft recommendations on antimicrobial resistance. The deadline to submit comments is Feb 19.

The IACG was convened by the UN Secretary-General in March 2017. Its mandate is to provide practical guidance for approaches needed to ensure sustained effective global action to address antimicrobial resistance. The IACG has analysed critical issues in the response to antimicrobial resistance with the aim of informing its report and recommendations to the UN Secretary-General by the 73rd General Assembly in 2019. All stakeholders are now invited to provide written feedback on the draft IACG recommendations, which may be accessed here:

All feedback should be sent to as soon as possible, and not later than 19 February 2019. Please note the following guidelines when providing feedback:

- Include the full name, title and affiliation of thee respondent (e.g. representing a Member State, organization, or individual) in the email.

- Feedback should be submitted either directly in the body of the email or as an email attachment (Word document or PDF). Track changes or comments in the original document will not be considered.

- Feedback should be high level, action-orientateed, precise and feasible, bearing in mind that the audience for the IACG recommendations is primarily Member States, political leaders and policy -makers, and that the recommendations aim to address urgent priorities in the global response to antimicrobial resistance and the implementation of the 2016 Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance.

- The draft recommmendations form part of the IACG's final report, which will include ae additional background materials and key messages when submitted to the Secretary-General.

As it finalizes its report and recommendations, the IACG will give all due consideration to the comments received but will not respond to individual comments directly.

Breeda Hickey

Antimicrobial Resistance Secretariat

World Health Organization

Geneva, Switzerland


Work Phone: +41 22 79 12153

Skype: bhickey62