The UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs is just three months away, and as negotiations for the Political Declaration of the HLM commence today, 29 June, in New York, this week is an opportunity to share civil society priorities for the outcome of the HLM on NCDs and encourage Heads of State and Government to attend the HLM and commit to action on NCDs at the highest level.
Ahead of the negotiations, NCD Alliance conducted an analysis of the zero draft elements paper and made comments on the proposed language, identified gaps, and suggested revisions. The analysis received over 140 comments from members of our network, and the final version represents a comprehensive document that incorporates all comments received.
In addition, NCD Alliance developed priority recommendations that sets out civil society’s overall vision for the outcome document of the HLM along six key areas:
- Reinvigorate political leadership to accelerate the NCD response
- Put people first in the NCD response
- Scale up sustainable and smart financing for NCDs
- Balance prevention and health systems strengthening for NCDs
- Constructive engagement with the private sector
- Follow up and accountability