FCGH Advocacy and Social Movements

Politically effective arguments: What are the most politically effective arguments (for different countries) for why wealthier countries should accept their responsibilities with respect to global health, including through increased and longer term health assistance? What are the most effective arguments to convince less wealthy countries support the FCGH?

Lessons from AIDS movement: What lessons and knowledge can be gained from the AIDS movements and its success? 

Lessons from global health movements: Why have previous efforts to mobilize a global health movement not been more successful? Where there mistakes towards the effort to achieve a research and development treaty to learn from and avoid? What are lessons from other successful health movements, such as for the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control?

Post-MDG agenda: What are JALI opportunities for engaging the post-MDG agenda, both to influence the post-MDG agenda itself and to more directly advance the FCGH (e.g., through explicit recognition as part of post-2015 agenda, or high-levels calls for the FCGH as part of the post-2015 process)?

Political mapping of FCGH supporters and opponents: Who are the actors (e.g., within the UN system, among governments) that will oppose an FCGH, that could be persuaded to support it, and that will be champions? What is the position of different states? How to mobilize those actors that do not yet support an FCGH, and change the positions of those opposed? What are ministers’ and diplomats’ true positions (what they say at home versus what they say around the negotiating table)?

FCGH champions: FCGH champions could be states, ex-leaders, famous people, and civil society leaders. What would empower those that support an FCGH to be even greater champions?

Key opportunities and movements: What are the processes and actors – political opportunities, social movements to involve, key events, allies, key people – that FCGH supporters should engage to build broad support for an FCGH?