Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance

The Global Leaders Group (GLG) on Antimicrobial Resistance was established in early 2021. It was recommended by the Interagency Coordination Group (IACG) on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), so that its formation would strengthen global political momentum and leadership on AMR.

The GLG is made up of:

  • heads of state
  • serving or former ministers and/or senior government officials acting in their individual capacities
  • senior representatives of foundations, civil society organizations and the private sector.

The GLG is co-chaired by Their Excellencies Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister of Bangladesh and Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister of Barbados.

Australia’s Minister for the Environment, the Hon Sussan Ley MP, is a member of the GLG.

The group aims to make sure that:

  • people recognize AMR as a major threat to health and development in existing and future national and global frameworks and targets
  • a One Health approach reduces its impact.

The group will do this through advocacy, engagement and communications. The group recently agreed to a set of priorities and actions and delivered a comprehensive communications strategy.

The group has a social media plan and are developing a suite of fact sheets on the following topics, all available on their website:

  • food systems
  • financing to address AMR
  • surveillance of AMR and antimicrobial use.

Visit this website for more information about the GLG, including a list of members.

Download the fact sheet about the GLG (PDF, 1.24MB).

More information

Read these media releases from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment.

23 March 2021 – Joint media release: Under the microscope: Australia’s efforts to curb antimicrobial resistance

28 January 2021 – Global action to address antimicrobial resistance

22 November 2020 – Joint media release: Australia to lead in antimicrobial resistance

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