Global coordination mechanism for NCDs

Global coordination mechanism for NCDs

In September 2011 Heads of State and Government adopted the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of NCDs, committing themselves to establishing national multisectoral policies and plans for the prevention and control of NCDs.

To accelerate national efforts to address NCDs, the World Health Assembly adopted nine concrete global targets for 2025, these targets and corresponding actions are organised in the WHO Global Action Plan 2013-2020. When implemented by Member States, international partners and WHO, these targets will help to reach the global target of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025 and thus, achieving the commitments made in September 2011 by the Heads of State and Government.

The terms of reference for the establishment of the WHO Global Coordination Mechanism on NCDs were endorsed by the World Health Assembly in May 2014. On the 15 September 2014, the Director-General established the WHO GCM/NCD. The scope and purpose of the WHO GCM/NCD is to enhance the coordination of activities, multi-stakeholder engagement and action across sectors in order to contribute to the implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013–2020. The WHO GCM/NCD is led by the Member States and other participants include United Nations organizations and non-State actors such as non-government organisations and academic institutions.

WHO Global Coordination Mechanism Working Groups

The role of WHO GCM/NCD Working Groups The Working Groups are tasked with providing recommendations to the WHO Director-General on ways and means of encouraging countries to realize the commitments made by Heads of State and Government at the 2011 UN General Assembly High-level Meeting related to the call on the private sector to strengthen its contribution to the prevention and control of NCDs, as well as to the exploration of the provision of resources for national NCD efforts.

The proposed membership of these two Working Groups is drawn from a WHO roster of experts of potential members of the Working Groups, nominated by Member States. There are 73 male and 45 female nominees. Proposed members for both Working Groups will be posted on this site for “public notice and comments” up until 5 January 2015.

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