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

The consultative process to date has been as follows.

  • On 26 July 2012, the WHO Secretariat published a WHO Discussion Paper (see link 1 below). Member States and UN Agencies were invited to share their comments in response to the WHO Discussion Paper during the first informal consultation on 16-17 August 2012 and/or by participating in a web-based consultation from 26 July 2012 to 7 September 2012. Relevant NGOs and selected private sector entities were also invited to share their views as part of the web-based consultation.
  • Between 16-17 August 2012, the WHO Secretariat convened a first informal consultation with Member States and UN Agencies at the WHO Executive Board Room in Geneva to review the WHO Discussion Paper and the comments received as part of the web-based consultation. The outcomes of the first informal consultation served as an input for the WHO Secretariat to prepare a ‘Zero Draft’ action plan.
  • On 10 October 2012, the WHO Secretariat published a ‘Zero Draft’ action plan (see link 2 below). Member States and UN Agencies were invited to share their comments in response to the ‘Zero Draft’ action plan during the second informal consultation on 1 November 2012 and/or by participating in a web-based consultation from 10 October 2012 to 1 November 2012. Relevant NGOs and selected private sector entities were also invited to share their views as part of the web-based consultation.
  • On 1 November 2012, the WHO Secretariat convened a second informal consultation with Member States and UN Agencies at the WHO Executive Board Room in Geneva to review the ‘Zero Draft’ action plan and the comments received as part of the web-based consultation. The outcome of the second informal consultation served as an input for the WHO Secretariat to prepare a draft action plan, which was submitted to the 132nd session of the Executive Board.
  • On 11 January 2013, the WHO Secretariat published a draft action plan (document EB132/7, see link 3 below) for discussion at the 132nd session of the WHO Executive Board.
  • On 21 January 2013, the Executive Board noted report EB132/7 and agreed to convene a third informal consultation for Member States and organizations in the United Nations system in March 2013 to review a revised draft action plan.
  • On 11 February 2013, the WHO Secretariat published a revised draft action plan, taking into account the comments received from Member States during the 132nd session of the Executive Board (see link 4 below).
  • Between 11 February 2013 and 12 March 2013, Member States and UN Agencies were invited to share their comments in response to the revised draft action plan during a second informal consultation on 11-12 March 2012 and/or by sending an email before 10 March 2013 to ncdactionplan@who.int. Relevant NGOs were 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 were 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.
  • On 15 March 2013, the WHO Secretariat published an updated revised draft action plan, taking into account the comments received during the third round of consultations. Member States and UN Agencies are invited to share their comments in response to the updated revised draft action plan by sending an email before 29 March 2013 to ncdactionplan@who.int. Relevant NGOs and selected private sector entities are invited to share their views by sending an email to the same email address.

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