10 July 2014 -- As world leaders gather at the United Nations General Assembly to assess efforts made since 2011 in controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) like heart disease, cancer, diabetes and chronic lung disease, the new WHO "Noncommunicable diseases country profiles 2014" show insufficient and uneven progress. The report provides an updated overview of the NCD situation including recent trends and government responses in 194 countries.
The WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs envisages to facilitate and enhance coordination of activities, multistakeholder engagement and action across sectors in order to contribute to the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013–2020.
High-level Meeting of the UN General Assembly to review progress towards the prevention and control of NCDs
10-11 July 2014, New York -- Ministers of Health and Foreign Affairs are meeting in New York on 10-11 July 2014 to assess whether Member States delivered on their commitments made in the 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs, to agree on the next big breakthrough to curb the avoidable burden of noncommunicable diseases and to identify concrete measures to be implemented in the coming four years.
The UN Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of NCDs coordinates the activities of the relevant United Nations funds, programmes and specialized agencies and other intergovernmental organizations, to support the realization of the commitments made by Heads of State and Government in the UN Political Declaration on NCDs, in particular through the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020.
Calls for interest to become a participant to the WHO GCM/NCD and propose experts for its Working Groups
The WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs is launching calls for interest on becoming a participant, nominating experts for Working Groups, and submitting papers for dialogues.
UN Inter Agency Task Force visits Kenya to boost efforts in addressing prevention and control of NCDs
A United Nations Inter Agency Task Force comprising WHO, UNDP, UNFPA, World Bank, UNICEF and UNAIDS launched a ground-breaking mission in Kenya support the country to effectively respond to the epidemic of noncommunicablediseases (NCDs).
26 August 2014
WHO published a backgrounder on the WHO report on regulation of e-cigarettes, which is on the agenda of the 6th Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC.
11 July 2014
High-level meeting of the UN General Assembly to undertake the comprehensive review and assessment of the 2011 Political Declaration on NCDs
Ministers adopted a set of time-bound measures at the United Nations General Assembly to accelerate national efforts to address NCDs
Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC
FAO/WHO Second International Conference on Nutrition (ICN2)