Delegates of the second Global NCD Alliance Forum, Sharjah, December 2017. ©Gilberto Lontro/NCD Alliance

The objectives of the Global NCD Alliance Forum 2020 are: 

  • To build on 2018 UN HLM outcomes and strengthen the capacity of the network of national/regional NCD alliances to accelerate national and regional action to bridge the gap and meet the global targets.

  • To further the 2015 Sharjah Declaration by showcasing NCD civil society best practices, sharing tools and resources and strengthening the skills of national and regional advocates.

  • To convene the civil society network of national/regional NCD alliances to share experiences, lessons learnt and to engage with key stakeholders to ensure whole of society and whole of government approaches.

  • To promote the meaningful involvement of people living with NCDs and youth in the NCD movement.

  • To produce a bold call to action that inspires national action and campaigns for governments to Bridge the Gap from rhetoric to action and meet the global NCD targets.