WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

Seminar on noncommunicable diseases and human rights

The GCM/NCD co-organized a seminar on noncommunicable diseases and human rights with the United Nations Interagency Task Force that was held on 20 February 2017 at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) before the start of the 8th meeting of the UN Interagency Task Force 21-23 February 2017.

The seminar explored how human rights are relevant to the response to NCDs and highlighted areas where action may be needed with a view to facilitating the development of more specific guidance on how human rights may be more integrated into the response to NCDs and the development of more specific guidance for UN agencies.