Declaring Our Rights:Social and Political Solutions

The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health

24-27 October 2018. The Hague, The Netherlands

The 49th Union World Conference on Lung Health in The Hague, The Netherlands, will bring together researchers, global advocates, scientists, healthcare professionals, students and community members working on all aspects of lung health.

The conference theme Declaring Our Rights: Social and Political Solutions, highlights that to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) and achieve the health-related Sustainable Development Goals requires a coordinated public health response driven by the human rights of each individual.

TB is more than a clinical condition. TB thrives where rights do not. People everywhere, no matter who there are or where they live, have the right to prevention, treatment and care for TB and non-communicable lung disease.

As the city of peace and justice, The Hague provides a unique environment to link science, human rights and policy in the design of public health responses.

Together with local hosts KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation and the city of The Hague, the conference will provide a platform for the latest science and for policy discussions that inform public health measures grounded in human rights.

Key dates


Get involved

Various sponsorship and promotional opportunities are available, including exhibition space, satellite sessions, online and onsite promotion, and sponsorship of volunteers and scholarship recipients. For more information on how to get involved, email

Local Hosts KNCV The Hague