Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors

WHO to establish high-level commission on noncommunicable diseases

10 October 2017 - Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), announced today the establishment of a new High-level Commission on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs). The announcement came at the 64th Session of WHO’s Regional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean being held in Islamabad, 9-12 October.

Updated tool for developing national multisectoral action plan for NCDs

This updated web-based tool will assist policy-makers and programme managers in developing, implementing and monitoring national multisectoral plans. It covers the main steps from situation assessment, stakeholder engagement, and setting national NCD targets to implementation and monitoring and evaluation, including practical templates and examples.

Third UN High-level Meeting on NCDs

The 2014 UN Outcome Document on NCDs (resolution A/RES/68/271) decided that in 2018, the United Nations General Assembly will convene a comprehensive review of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of NCDs.

The scope and modalities of the third High-level Meeting on NCDs will be subject to the adoption of a modalities resolution, which Member States will negotiate in early 2018 setting out the objective of the meeting, the level of participation, and its duration.

Second UN High-level Meeting on NCDs

The United Nations General Assembly will convene a high-level meeting to undertake a comprehensive review and assessment on the prevention and control of NCDs on 10 and 11 July 2014 in New York.

First UN High-level Meeting on NCDs

In September 2011, world leaders assembled at the first High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly on NCDs and agreed on a road map of commitments on how governments will develop national NCD responses. In July 2014, Ministers assembled at the second High-level Meeting and adopted four time-bound national commitments for 2015 and 2016. They also agreed that the third High-level Meeting will take place in 2018. Both High-level Meetings also gave specific assignments to WHO and its Governing Bodies. This website provides an overview of the outcomes of the High-level Meetings, the status of those specific assignments given to WHO, and the preparatory process leading to the third High-level Meeting in 2018.