In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the first Political Declaration on the Prevention and Control of NCDs. This acknowledged that NCDs constitute one of the major challenges for development in the twenty-first century, undermine social and economic development throughout the world, and threaten the achievement of internationally agreed development goals.
In the decade since, we have seen intensified advocacy and action, leading to dramatic normative, institutional and operational progress. Yet, since the Declaration, 150 million lives have also been lost since the first UNHLM on NCDs. The world remains off-track to achieve SDG 3.4., and the discrepancy between stark human cost of NCDs (accounting for 74% of deaths globally in 2019) and overseas development assistance stubbornly persists.
Join our online side event for:
Reflections from countries, WHO, people living with NCDs and civil society leaders
Sharing our successes and where persistent challenges remain
An introduction to WHO's upcoming roadmap to achieve SDG 3.4
You can also follow along with the hashtag #NCD10 on social media!
NOTE: The session will begin at 10:00 EST / 16:00 CEST, but we will open the webinar 10 minutes early to ensure easy registration, and to begin our packed agenda on time.
Co-hosts: WHO, Norway, NCD Alliance
Time: September 27, 2021 | 10:00-11:30 EST | 16:00-17:30 CEST |
To register, please click Access