United Nations high-level meeting on noncommunicable disease prevention and control
NCD summit to shape the international agenda
Date: 19-20 September 2011
Place: New York, USA
Noncommunicable diseases - or NCDs - like heart attacks and strokes, cancers, diabetes and chronic respiratory disease account for over 63% of deaths in the world today. Every year, NCDs kill 9 million people under 60. The socio-economic impact is staggering. Global leaders will meet at the United Nations in New York from 19-20 September 2011 to set a new international agenda on NCDs.
This is only the second time in the history of the UN that the General Assembly meets on a health issue (the last issue was AIDS). The aim is for countries to adopt a concise, action-oriented outcome document that will shape the global agendas for generations to come.
Political declaration adopted at the UN General Assembly
Summary report of the discussions at the round tables
WHO discussion paper: The Solidarity Tobacco Contribution
- A report by Bill Gates to G20 leaders on the Solidarity Tobacco Contribution