WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

GCM/NCD Participants

The GCM/NCD is led by Member States and includes other stakeholders such as the United Nations and its other Specialized Agencies, nongovernmental organizations, academia, and eligible private sector entities and foundations, uniting them around a collaborative agenda to achieve global targets on NCDs to reduce premature mortality from NCDs and build healthier societies globally.


There are currently more than 300 GCM/NCD participants. They are comprised of the following groups:

  • All WHO Member States
  • United Nations and its Specialized Agencies and other relevant intergovernmental organizations
  • Nongovernmental organizations
  • WHO Collaborating Centres
  • Academic institutions
  • Philanthropic foundations
  • Eligible private sector entities and business associations

GCM/NCD participants take part in working groups, communities of practice, dialogues, webinars and other activities, and receive regular WHO GCM/NCD newsletters. WHO GCM/NCD participants meet face-to-face annually to coordinate activities, multistakeholder engagement and action across sectors (e.g. health, finance, transportation) at all levels; promote the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013–2020; and assess progress made so far.