UN report recommends NCDs in post-2015 agenda

04th July 2012


The UN System Task Team on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released their report to the Secretary General yesterday, outlining the priority areas for the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Citing the need for a "new, more holistic" approach to development, the full report incorporates strong language on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and the ways the post-2015 could address them.

The report, Realizing the Future We Want for All, acknowledges that the MDGs did not adequately address a number of important development issues, including the ’increase in non-communicable diseases.’ It also states that priorities for social development and investments in people would include NCDs and to reduce the high incidence it would need to increase the access to nutritious food, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and universal access to health services.

To supplement the overall report, the Task Team produced a series of thematic think pieces, including a think piece on health in the post-2015 agenda. This think piece advocates for an overarching health goal with specific programme goals, in which NCDs would be one of them.

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