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Third United Nations High-level Meeting on NCDs

27 September 2018, 09:00 – 17:00 UTC, UN Headquarters, New York (USA)

In September, the United Nations General Assembly staged the third High-level Meeting (HLM3) on the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which undertook a comprehensive review of the global and national progress achieved in putting measures in place that protect people from dying too young from heart and lung diseases, cancers and diabetes. Twenty-three Heads of Government and State and 55 Ministers of Health attended and spoke about their concern on NCDs. 

The high-level meeting consisted of an opening segment, a plenary segment, two consecutive multi-stakeholder panels and a closing segment. More information on the programme can be found in UNGA Resolution A/RES/72/274, on the UN General Assembly website, and on WHO website

The HLM3 2018 Political Declaration was adopted in the opening segment. It features 13 new commitments and transforms the 4 x 4 into 5 x 5 agenda, including air pollution as a risk factor and mental health as a disease. The Declaration is available in the six official UN languages. Statements made during the opening and closing segment of HLM3, as well as the plenary, are now posted. If you missed the livestream, the videos are still available from Session one and Session two.

UNSCN and the UN IATF on NCDs organised on Thursday, 27 September 2018 (13:15-14:30, Conference Room 5, UN Headquarters, New York) the side event: Friends of the UN IATF on NCDs event: Supporting Member States to achieve the NCD-related SDGs targets.

 

HLM NCDs Brochure

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