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Join us for an UNGA 76 side event: Reflections on the decade since the 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs

23rd September 2021

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the first Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs), which recognised NCDs as one of the major sustinable development challenges of the 21st century.

Since then, we’ve seen many high-level political commitments to prevent and control NCDs, but action has been slow to follow. Most countries are off-track to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3.4., and international development assistance for NCDs remains too low to address the world’s leading cause of death.

On 27 September, on the sidelines of the 76th UN General Assembly, join the World Health Organization (WHO), the Government of Norway, the Government of Jamaica and the NCD Alliance for an interactive virtual event. We will reflect on commitments made and actions taken during this past decade, also looking forward to the years ahead with WHO’s forthcoming implementation roadmap for 2023-2030 in support of achieving SDG target 3.4.

Chaired by Dr Bente Mikkelsen, Director of Noncommunicable Diseases at WHO, panellists will include WHO staff, people living with NCDs, civil society leaders and NCD Alliance CEO Katie Dain.

Register here and take part in the discussion this 27 September 2021, 16:00-17:30 CEST/ 10:00-11:30 EST!