First Global NCD Alliance Forum, November 2015, Sharjah (UAE). © Gilberto Lontro / IOF

The objectives of the Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017 are: 

  • To convene the civil society network of national/regional NCD alliances to share experiences, lessons learnt and connect with key stakeholders across sustainable development;
  • To promote the engagement of people living wth NCDs and youth in the NCD movement, including through launching the Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs;
  • To strengthen the capacity of the network of national/regional NCD alliances, including in areas such as coalition building, sustainability and issue specific advocacy;
  • To build consensus on advocacy priorities for 2018 UN High Level Meeting (HLM) on NCDs; 
  • To further the Sharjah Declaration by facilitating advocacy campaign planning towards the 2018 UN HLM.