Antimicrobial Resistance

AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform - Creating a movement for change through engaging multiple actors and voices


The Tripartite organizations (FAO, OIE, WHO) invite partners to join public discussion on the establishment of the AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform

Why a new Platform?

Antimicrobials (including antibiotics, antivirals, antifungals and antiparasitics) play a crucial role in the health of humans, animals, plants and the environment, as well as in food safety and food security. However, antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is an ever-increasing global threat, driven by overuse and misuse of antimicrobials in the human, animal, and plant sectors. Drug-resistant diseases result in an estimated 700,000 human deaths globally per year and could cause 10 million deaths annually by 2050. If no action is taken, AMR could force up to 24 million people into extreme poverty by 2030[1]. Good hygiene, biosecurity measures, and strong environmental controls are effective counter-mechanisms that must be implemented at scale across all sectors.

The UN Interagency Coordination Group on antimicrobial resistance (IACG) recommended establishing a constituency-based partnership platform to develop and implement a shared global vision, narrative and targets. The aim is to bring multiple stakeholders together across the human, animal, plant, and environment interface, assisting in preserving antimicrobials as lifesaving medicines for humans, animals, and plants, sharing best practices, agreeing on and strengthening a shared global vision to take collective action on AMR.

Most countries have developed multi-sectoral AMR National Action Plans (NAPs) targeting the One Health approach, and many have national legislation to control antimicrobial use. However, implementation at scale is a significant challenge, compounded by a lack of awareness, resources, capacity and incentives to change behaviours.  Collaboration between sectors is required to ensure that strategies address the need and constraints of each sector to bring sustainable change.  Coordinated actions on antimicrobial resistance at global, regional, national, and local level will contribute to achieving several Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including those that relate to human health, food security, clean water and sanitation, and responsible consumption production.

What will it do?

The members of the AMR Multi-Stakeholder Partnership Platform ('the Platform') will work together to prioritize and commit to actions to combat AMR by:

  • Agreeing on a joint vision for change
  • Sharing information and networking
  • Taking action!

Who is invited to join the Platform?

  • Government representatives, UN agencies, international, intergovernmental and regional organizations;
  • International and regional financial institutions and philanthropic donors;
  • Civil society organizations and networks relevant to AMR;
  • Academic and research institutions, including their networks and coalitions, across the One Health spectrum relevant to AMR;
  • Private sector partners representing sectors that affect, or are affected by, AMR.

Who is facilitating the Platform?

The Tripartite organizations – the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) and the World Health Organization (WHO) will convene the voices and facilitate joint actions agreed by the Platform membership. The Platform forms part of a set of global governance structures on AMR, including the Global Leaders Group (GLG) and the soon-to-be-established Independent Panel on Evidence for Action Against AMR (IPEA).

What is it aiming to do?

  • Attract over 200 members representing different stakeholder voices and a balance across regions.
  • Drive multidisciplinary actions at global, regional, and national levels through Action Groups working on key issues of multi-sectoral interest and developing action plans.
  • Build global momentum and generate high-level advocacy drive to tackle AMR.
  • Share and enhance knowledge, evidence, and innovation to underpin key AMR actions, policy recommendations, and guidance.
  • Generate global commitment to use antimicrobials responsibly and prudently to ensure antimicrobials remain effective.
  • Keep the momentum going by developing a clear roadmap facilitated by the Tripartite and the global governance structures.

Why comment on the Platform’s key elements?

We are very interested in hearing your opinions to shape the foundations of the Platform together, enabling us to develop formal Terms of Reference. Your valuable insights will help us address the needs of stakeholders and tackle AMR as a critical global issue. We hope this will be the starting point for global, collective action.

Please follow the link below to fill in the survey on the Platform. The survey will close on 18 September, 2021.

The Tripartite organizations will consider all comments received but will not respond to individual comments directly. The results of this public discussion will be aggregated and posted on this webpage.

Please contact [email protected] for any questions or clarifications.

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You can also find here the Word version of the questionnaire to help you prepare your input. Please send your comments through the survey link in order to enable accurate and timely collation and analysis.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Tripartite Joint Secretariat on Antimicrobial Resistance





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