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NCD Action Plan for the UN Summit on Noncommunicable Diseases

Published 2011

The Non-Communicable Diseases Alliance (NCD) released this action plan on noncommunicable diseases in preparation for the United Nations Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases in September 2011.

The executive summary states,

"On 13th May 2010, the United Nations, led by Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member states, voted unanimously for UN Resolution 64/265 to hold a United Nations Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (UNS) in September 2011. The Summit is a once in a generation opportunity to put non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the global agenda. It has the potential to secure commitment from Heads of Government for a coordinated global response to NCDs, substantially increase resources for NCDs and save millions from premature death and
debilitating health complications.

A coordinated and resourced programme of work by civil society in the lead
up to and immediately after the UNS will be essential to its success. The
four leading NCD Federations – International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World
Heart Federation (WHF), Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and The
International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union) – have
coordinated the global civil society response through the creation of an NCD
Alliance that has worked alongside NGOs, the World Health Organization (WHO),
health professionals, academia, the private sector, and other stakeholders to form a
powerful and united voice.

The NCD Alliance will drive forward five areas of work leading up to the UNS by:

• Leading a civil society movement for NCDs
• Producing evidence based arguments to support the NCD cause
• Acting as the global voice of our members and people with NCDs
• Creating a 2020 Roadmap for NCDs and sharing innovative solutions and best
practice on NCDs
• Working with likeminded NGOs, governments and businesses to take forward
NCD Alliance key ‘asks’ for and from the Summit."