Noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors

Governance: Third UN High-level Meeting on NCDs (2018)

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. Negotiations on the modalities resolution may start following the review of a progress report which WHO will submit to the UN General Assembly towards the end of 2017.

The Third UN High-level Meeting on NCDs will be preceded by a preparatory process. WHO is using this website to make announcements about the preparatory process.