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

The second Global NCD Alliance Forum provides a prime opportunity to unite and mobilise NCD civil society ahead of the 2018 UN High-level Meeting on NCDs. 

It is timed to allow for strategic priority setting and advocacy planning for the 2018 UN HLM on NCDs.

The forum will bring together representatives from NCD civil society from across the world, building links with multilaterals, international NGOs, select government representatives and NCD experts.

It will be an interactive forum, providing a safe space for knowledge exchange, sharing good practice, and capacity building for NCD advocacy. 

The Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017 will offer an opportunity to homogenise knowledge regarding the global policy response and will serve to catalyse advocacy to drive national and regional progress on NCD prevention and control. 

It will launch the Advocacy Agenda of People Living with NCDs and will highlight good practice in engaging people living with NCDs, and youth, as movement champions.

Attendance is by invitation only.