Sixty-third United Nations DPI/NGO conference – media resources

Global Health

From 30 August Australia will play host to a major UN conference focusing on global health and the Millennium Development Goals.

The conference, entitled Advance Global Health – Achieve the Millennium Development Goals, brings together more than 300 non-governmental organisations from over 70 countries. Some 1,500 delegates will explore the challenges of meeting the Millennium Development Goals.

The conference comes at a critical time:

  • for the Millennium Development Goals which have been set back by the global financial crisis. The UN Secretary General has called world leaders to a summit in September to accelerate progress
  • and for The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria which will be seeking a further $20 billion in October.

Officially this Melbourne gathering is the 63rd Annual UN Department of Public Information Non-Governmental Organizations Conference or 63rd UN DPI NGO. It runs from Monday 30 August to Wednesday 1 September.

The conference will provide an impressive array of speakers, many issues relevant to Australia and our region, and lots of human stories that bring the Goals to life.

Access to the conference is limited to accredited delegates and media only. Accreditation details are also on the conference web. The process is coordinated by the UN Information Centre in Canberra.

This page has been put together as a quick reference point for media materials on the conference. It is not an official conference page.

The official UN conference website is at

Key materials there include

We have also prepared some informal summaries of content that interested Niall and Tim. These are not official conference documents.

Other resources

You can access The Millennium Development Goals via the following links.

There are a number of useful documents, including:

Media contacts

For further information about the Conference in Australia please contact: