Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Keeping the promise: United to achieve the Millennium Development Goals

UN Resolution (65/1) adopted by the General Assembly

Publication details

Publication date: 19 October 2010
Languages: English (also available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish)



UN Resolution (65/1) reaffirms world leaders’ commitment to the MDGs and sets out a concrete action agenda for achieving the Goals by 2015. The General Assembly resolution commits to strengthening the effectiveness of health systems and proven interventions to address evolving health challenges such as the increased incidence of non-communicable diseases.

It also noted the need to undertake concerted action and a coordinated response at the national, regional and global levels in order to adequately address the developmental and other challenges posed by non-communicable diseases, namely cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, working towards a successful high-level meeting of the General Assembly in September 2011.