Post-2015 development framework and NCDs

Post-2015 Development Agenda Adopted

Member States in New York adopted the final post-2015 development agenda the first weekend in August, marking the end of over three years of intense negotiations on the scope of future development efforts. The final document, Transforming Our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, contains five parts, including the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their targets. NCDs are included as standalone target 3.4 within SDG 3 on health, alongside other priority targets including achieving universal health coverage, implementing the FCTC, and improving access to medicines.  NCDs are also referenced specifically in the Declaration section, which affirms realizing health and wellbeing overall as fundamental to sustainable development. A final version of the agreed text is available here. Heads of State and Government will formally adopt this text at the UN Summit in September.

The process to develop a set of global indicators to guide the follow up and review of SDG implementation is ongoing. This effort is being led by the Interagency Expert Group on SDGs (IAEG-SDGs), with the view to adopt an indicator framework in March 2016. An open consultation with civil society on the latest proposed set of indicators will open 11 August. Learn more.

Read the NCD Alliance joint press release with the World Lung Foundation here

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NCD Alliance position

Health must remain at the center of the post-2015 framework and prioritise the prevention and control of NCDs.

The future development framework must include a specific target on NCDs to help achieve the agreed goal to reduce preventable mortality from NCDs 25% by the year 2025. An overarching health goal should not place health challenges in competition with one another, and should and support the creation of environments that facilitate health and wellbeing for all. Universal health coverage (UHC) could be the enabler to achieving such a goal.

Read more in our submissions on NCDs and global development themes, including health in the post-2015 agenda.

Reports on the Post-2015 Development Agenda

Four reports with narrative and recommendations on the post-2015 development agenda have been released in recent months. These reports will add to the global dialogue, inform the UN Secretary-General as he prepares his vision for the post-2015 development framework, and help shape governments' views ahead of the intergovernmental process to determine the final framework.

Click here to read NCD Alliance inputs and analyses of these reports.

UN System Preparations on Post-2015

In January 2012, the UN Secretary General set up a UN Task Team (UNTT) to begin the evaluation process of the MDGs and provide suggestions for the scope of a post-2015 development framework. Their subsequent report, Realizing the Future We Want (July 2012)recommends core values, key dimensions, and priority issues for for consideration in the post-2015 framework. 

To help inform the UNTT and members of our network, the NCD Alliance prepared:

In addition to the report, the UNTT released 18 thematic think pieces, including one on health.

Global Thematic Consultations

The UN embarked on a series of global thematic consultations with academia, media, private sector, employers and trade unions, civil society and decision makers, between May 2012 and June 2013 to inform the post-2015 dialogues and the recommendations made by the UN High-level Panel. The global themes include inequalities, health, food and nutrition security, and other priority development issues.

NCDA closely followed these consutlations, providing contributions to the health, inequalities, food and nutrition security, and environmental consultations. Click here to learn more.

EC Consultation on Post-2015

The EC  launched a public consultation on the post-2015 framework to inform the EU contribution to the UN process. Click here to read the NCD Alliance response to this consultation.