IDF and our partners in the Non-Communicable Disease Alliance (NCDA) have brought together expert thinking and practical experience of NCDs and their common risk factors to draw up a detailed programme of action which we believe UN Member States should consider as a template for a strong Outcomes Document. The NCD Alliance’s Proposed Outcomes Document contains 34 carefully considered recommendations – ranging from prevention, diagnosis and treatment to resources, leadership and monitoring - that we believe should be the basis of the political response to diabetes and the related NCDs.
We believe that global action should aim to reduce NCD deaths by at least 2 per cent per year and we are calling for a UN Decade of Action on NCDs to ensure action is sustained and remains high on political agendas.
IDF is leading a global campaign to ensure the UN Summit on NCDs produces the most effective outcomes for the global diabetes community. To date, our Diabetes Roadmap Programme for the UN Summit has had an impressive impact on preparations for the UN Summit by producing powerful advocacy publications, mobilising our 200 member associations in 160 countries to bridge global advocacy to the local level, and keeping diabetes visible within the broader NCD platform. Now, as we get closer to the Summit, we need your help to put our compelling case to influencers and political decision makers in your country and convince them to take coordinated and concerted action.
IDF has produced an Advocacy Toolkit to help our member associations and those wider stakeholders who support our advocacy to campaign locally and nationally, calling the world to action for diabetes.