Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Development of a WHO global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs 2013-2020

Third round of informal consultations

Revised draft global action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs covering the period 2013 to 2020

11 February-12 March 2013
Geneva, Switzerland

In response to guidance provided by the 132nd session of the Executive Board on the development of a draft action plan for the prevention and control of NCDs covering the period 2013–2020 (agenda item 6.2), the Secretariat has prepared a revised draft action plan for discussions during a third informal consultation with Member States and UN Agencies, which will be convened on 11-12 March 2013 at the WHO Executive Board Room in Geneva.

The revised draft action plan was prepared based on the comments received from Member States during the 132nd session of the Executive Board.

Member States and UN Agencies are invited to share their comments in response to the revised draft action plan during a third informal consultation on 11-12 March 2013 and/or by sending an email before 10 March 2013 to ncdactionplan@who.int. Relevant NGOs are invited to share their views during an informal dialogue with relevant NGOs on 6 March 2013 and/or by sending an email before 10 March 2013 to the same email address.

Selected private sector entities are invited to share their views during an informal dialogue with selected private sector entities on 7 March 2013 and/or by sending an email before 10 March 2013 to the same email address.

The outcome of the third round of informal consultations will serve as an input for the WHO Secretariat to conclude the work on the development of the action plan and develop a final draft for consideration by Member States at the Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly (20-28 May 2013).

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