The UN General Assembly (aka UNGA, because if a UN initiative doesn’t have an acronym, it doesn’t exist) is back for its 74th edition.
Like every year, the UN has taken New York hostage with its mix of diplomats, development specialists, traffic, meeting fatigue, and the ultimate Quartz favorite: atrocious event titles. People who work in, or with, the UN are surely fluent in obscure international bureaucratic language. But because the UN is supposed to be for everyone, we are, for the third time, here to absolve our service journalism duty and turn the jargon into normal words. Let’s start with the 74th UNGA title:
Galvanizing multilateral efforts
for poverty eradication, quality education, climate action and inclusion
Hello, the world is full of poor people who can’t get a good education and are discriminated against, plus we broke the weather: We. Gotta. Move.
and Impact to Shift Systems
Y’all have all these good ideas but nothing ever changes, try harder
Putting the U in UHC
—Financing for the Furthest Left Behind
This is not about you, it’s about U—U for universal (health coverage). Do you have money for very poor people without doctors?
to Take Forward the Commitments of the UN High Level Meeting on TB
Last year we promised we were going to fight tuberculosis, this is how that’s going
Accelerating Achievement of the SDGs
: Reflections from the High-Level Council on Leadership & Management for Development
The bosses say at this pace we are never going to meet the development goals by 2030
Buying Medicines Better
: Deploying Smart Procurement to Accelerate Universal Health Coverage
Where to buy cheaper drugs
for Multi-Morbidities Prevention and Control
So many diseases! How do we stop them all?
Partnership for Building an Ecosystem for Universal Health Service Delivery in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe needs a health care system. We want everybody’s help
: Shifting the System from Within the System
We’re here fixing capitalism, one pun at a time
Impact of Green Bond (Afforestation)
Intervention in Climate Mitigation and Adaptation
Investing in environmental projects helps address the climate emergency
Seeing the Road to UHC
: Eradicating Poor Vision in a Generation
Bad eyesight is still a problem in many places, let’s solve it
Accelerating multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder action and investment to achieve UHC
: Fourth Ministerial Meeting of the Like-Minded Group of Countries Supporters of Middle-Income Countries (MICs)
Several ministers meet to discuss supporting countries still on their path toward universal health coverage