WHO Director-General briefs UN on antimicrobial resistance

Ambassadors, representatives of UN Member States, ladies and gentlemen,

The rise of antimicrobial resistance is a global crisis, recognized as one of the greatest threats to health today.

The threat is easy to describe. Antimicrobial resistance is on the rise in every region of the world. We are losing our first-line antibiotics. This makes a broad range of common infections much more difficult to treat.