United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of NCDs (UNIATF)

The United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of NCDs (UNIATF) brings together 45 United Nations system agencies and intergovernmental organizations to support governments in reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs), including mental health conditions, to meet the goals and targets of the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda.

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Country support from 45 United Nations system agencies

In line with its 2022- 2025 strategy, the Task Force uses its networks and expertise to help governments develop and introduce effective responses to prevent and control NCDs. It provides high quality technical support to enable governments across the world to develop and implement multisectoral action that is aligned with broader national development plans.

The Task Force was established by the United Nations Secretary-General in 2013 and reports to the United Nations Economic and Social Council. The Secretariat is based in WHO’s Headquarters in Geneva.

To date, the Task Force has provided support to over 40 countries:

  • Partnering with heads of state and government and their ministers, parliamentarians, and development partners, including civil society in a way that no one agency could achieve alone.
  • Enhancing and enabling the UN to work as one at global, regional and country levels to support Member States: year on year, ever greater numbers of UN sustainable development cooperation frameworks prioritize mental health and NCDs – especially during the pandemic.
  • As a result, governments have increased attention, investment and action to prevent and control NCDs and improve mental health.