GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages


Ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being at all ages is essential to sustainable development. Currently, the world is facing a global health crisis unlike any other — COVID-19 is spreading human suffering, destabilizing the global economy and upending the lives of billions of people around the globe.

Before the pandemic, major progress was made in improving the health of millions of people. Significant strides were made in increasing life expectancy and reducing some of the common killers associated with child and maternal mortality. But more efforts are needed to fully eradicate a wide range of diseases and address many different persistent and emerging health issues. By focusing on providing more efficient funding of health systems, improved sanitation and hygiene, and increased access to physicians, significant progress can be made in helping to save the lives of millions.

Health emergencies such as COVID-19 pose a global risk and have shown the critical need for preparedness. The United Nations Development Programme highlighted huge disparities in countries’ abilities to cope with and recover from the COVID-19 crisis. The pandemic provides a watershed moment for health emergency preparedness and for investment in critical 21st century public services.

UN AI Actions

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
United Nations Global Pulse (UN Global Pulse)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)


27 March 2020
13:00 - 14:30 CEST, Geneva
Seon Kui Lee (Korea Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (KCDC)), Tai-Myoung Chung (Sungkyunkwan University)
3 April 2020
18:00 - 19:30 CEST, Geneva
Kurt Rohloff (Duality Technologies), Thomas Wiegand (Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute , TU Berlin)
9 April 2020
18:00 - 19:30 CEST, Geneva
Shan Xu (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)), Yuan Zhang (China Telecom Research Institute)
7 - 8 May 2020
09:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva
Naomi Lee (The Lancet Journal), Shan Xu (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT)), Stephen Ibaraki (REDDS Capital)...
16 June 2020
15:00 - 16:00 CEST, Geneva
Eldad Elnekave (Zebra Medical Vision), Judy Wawira Gichoya (Winship Cancer Instiute (Emory University)), Marco Bego (University Hospital (HC))...
21 July 2020
17:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva
Amanda Purnell (VHA Innovation Ecosystem), Andrew Tauhert (XPRIZE Foundation), Cody Simms (Techstars)...
3 September 2020
16:00 - 17:00 CEST, Geneva
Anne Kelly Aikman (Global Esports Federation), Iñigo Bonilla Barroso (Global Sports Innovation Center Powered by Microsoft (GSIC)), Lj Rich (BBC News)...
30 September - 2 October 2020
09:00 - 18:00 CEST, Geneva
Naomi Lee (The Lancet Journal), ​​​​​​​​​​​​Sameer Pujari (World Health Organization (WHO)), Shan Xu (China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT))...
26 May 2021
16:00 - 17:00 CEST, Geneva
Naomi Lee (The Lancet Journal), Regina Barzilay (Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT))