On September 25, the 193-member United Nations General Assembly formally adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This new development agenda reflects the evolution that has taken place in the international development field since the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2000, and it acknowledges the necessity for further efforts to address inequalities within and among countries in progress toward eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions through enhanced global partnership. The global balance of power has also shifted since 2000, as new economies have emerged, and resources, actors, and methodologies have become more diverse.

In the health field, the international community has committed to ensuring healthy lives and promoting wellbeing for all at all ages through the achievement of universal health coverage (UHC). UHC aims to ensure that all people have access to necessary health services without the threat of financial devastation, which is essential for sustainable development and for the growth of societies that are equitable, inclusive, and resilient to sudden health crises. As one of the first major conferences on global health to be held after the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, the government of Japan, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the Japan Center for International Exchange are co-organizing a conference that will explore the role of UHC in the transition from the MDGs to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and in enhancing preparedness and responses to health crises based on lessons learned from the recent Ebola crisis.

On the day following the international conference, we will also organize a roundtable discussion to gather feedback on policy recommendations by the Global Health Working Group for the 2016 G7 Summit (GHWG) that will form the basis of the global health portions of next year's G7 Summit agenda. Those who have been invited to the conference are encouraged to register if they are able.

AgendaConference agenda
As of December 4, 2015









Opening Session

Session 1: Defining Opportunities and Health Challenges in the Changing Development Landscape

Session 2: National Strategies to Achieve Resilient and Equitable UHC

Lunch Session*: Health Policy Challenges toward Achieving UHC
                        Innovations as Catalysts for Better Access to Health

Session 3: Whither Governance for Global Health—Ensuring a Seamless Approach to Health Security and Resilient Health Systems

Session 4: Role of G7 in Promoting Effective and Innovative Responses to Global Health Challenges

Closing Session

Joint Reception for the Conference on Universal Health Coverage in the New Development Era and the Global Fund Fifth Replenishment Preparatory Meeting

*limited to 200 participants on a first-come first-served basis
** session times subject to change


Conference VenueTokyo Prince Hotel, 3-3-1 Shiba Koen, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Logistics Guides JCIE-funded participants 
Non JCIE-funded participants  
Registration Thank you very much to all participants who have registered for the conference. Registration is now closed.

For information on registration, please contact the Registration Secretariat:
Congress Corporation
TEL: +81-3-5216-5303, FAX: +81-3-5216-3115,
e-mail: sec.uhc-conference@congre.co.jp

For information on the conference, please contact the organizers at:
email: kinden@jcie.or.jp | mwedemeyer@jcie.org


Co-organized byJapan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Ministry of Finance of Japan
Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
In collaboration with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
China Medical Board
Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT)
Japan Anti-Tuberculosis Association
Rockefeller Foundation
United Nations Foundation
World Bank Group
World Health Organization (WHO)


Contact the organizerJapan Center for International Exchange
   Ms. Kazumi Inden: kinden@jcie.or.jp
   Ms. Maya Wedemeyer: mwedemeyer@jcie.org