WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of NCDs

Dialogue on how to strengthen international cooperation on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases within the framework of North–South, South–South and triangular cooperation

WHO

The Dialogue on how to strengthen international cooperation on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases within the framework of North–South, South–South and triangular cooperation was the first global meeting convened by the WHO on NCDs following the United Nations General Assembly Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 development Agenda (New York, 25-27 September 2015). The Dialogue provided an opportunity to explore how countries can fulfil their NCD commitments in the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2015-2030, which includes a global target to, by 2030, reduce by one third premature mortality from NCDs. In addition, the Dialogue built on the acknowledgement from world leaders that NCDs constitute one of the major challenges for development in the 21st century, that NCDs worsen poverty, while poverty contributes to rising rates of NCDs, making NCDs a contributing factor to poverty and hunger.

The Dialogue was held at WHO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland from 30 November to 1 December 2015.