Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors

Development of an approach to enable non-State actors to measure their own contribution to the global NCD targets

Assignment given to WHO by the UN General Assembly in 2014

In paragraph 37 of United Nations General Assembly resolution A/RES/68/300, the United Nations General Assembly called upon WHO, “in consultation with Member States, in the context of the comprehensive global coordination mechanism for the prevention and control of NCDs, while ensuring appropriate protection from vested interests, to develop, before the end of 2015, an approach that can be used to register and publish contributions of the private sector, philanthropic entities and civil society to the achievement of the nine voluntary targets for NCDs”.

As a first step, the Secretariat outlined a process for developing such approach in Annex 4 of document A69/10.

As a second step, resolution WHA69.6 requested the WHO Director-General “to submit an approach that can be used to register and publish contributions of non-State actors, through the Executive Board, to the Health Assembly in 2017, in accordance with the timeline contained in Annex 4 of the report [A69/10]”.

In response to resolution WHA69.6, the proposed process to develop the approach is as follows:

  • September 2016: The Secretariat published a WHO Discussion Paper (version dated 26 September 2016) on this website containing a preliminary draft approach for a web-based consultation until 14 October 2016 open to Member States, organizations of the UN system, and non-State actors. Please send feedback to oseij@who.int. The contributions received in response to the WHO Discussion Paper will not be published online.

  • October 2016: Taking into account the comments received through the web-based consultation, the Secretariat will submit a revised draft approach to WHO Governing Bodies for processing and translation, in time for EB140 in January 2017.

  • January 2017: Member States will consider the revised draft at EB140.

  • May 2017: Member States will consider the revised draft at WHA70.