The September 2016 Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting on Antimicrobial Resistance (Resolution A/RES/71/3) called for the establishment of the Interagency Coordination Group on Antimicrobial Resistance (IACG), in consultation with the World Health Organization (WHO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). The IACG’s mandate is to provide practical guidance for approaches needed to ensure sustained effective global action to address antimicrobial resistance; and to report back to the UN Secretary-General in 2019. This includes making recommendations on how to better coordinate action across sectors and countries, as well as serving as a vehicle for building political momentum and future governance, and mobilising a broad base of stakeholders. The IACG is made up of representatives from the major UN and multi-sectoral agencies and a similar number of individual experts.
The IACG Secretariat, on behalf of the IACG, has launched a web-based consultation to solicit feedback on the discussion papers prepared by the IACG of their work to date.
As part of the consultation, the MPP submitted comments on the discussion paper “Reduce unintentional exposure and the need for antimicrobials, and optimize their use”