On the 27th September 2018 the UN General Assembly will hold a High-level meeting (HLM) on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). These meetings use the UN’s highest decision-making forum to bring together Heads of Governments from across the world to address issues of global importance – for cancer and NCDs this is an important opportunity to push NCDs up the national agendas and build political commitments through an Outcome Document to drive action nationally. Interested in finding out more about why these meetings matter?
The UN HLM will:
In the run up to the 2018 UN HLM the UICC team will be working closely with our members and the NCD Alliance to help mobilise a global movement to make the most of this opportunity. This will be centred on six overarching civil-society priorities (lire en Français ici, leer en Español aquí) that build on the success of the 2017 cancer resolution and the suite of other global NCD targets. We encourage Advocates to review these priorities and identify which you feel your can champion nationally to drive action.
Throughout this process there will be a number of opportunities for UICC member and other cancer organisations to get involved, particularly through active advocacy with your national policy makers. For more information please contact the Advocacy team at firstname.lastname@example.org.