September 24, 2014: The Rockefeller Foundation hosted a UN general assembly side session on Universal health coverage on September 22 in New York to reiterate the importance of investing in UHC. Recalling that 1 billion people have never received basic healthcare and that 150 million suffer from financial catastrophe in the process of paying for healthcare, the need for urgent action was reiterated. H.E. Fumio Kishida, H.E. Annick Girardin, H.E Phuangketow, Seth Berkley, Richard Horton, Ties Boerma, Tim Evans and our president Sania Nishtar spoke at the event.