CEO Comments: first green shoots of an "NCD Spring"

The UN often comes under fire for not having achieved the twin goals of every Miss World contestant - world peace and the eradication of poverty. I say we just haven't achieved them yet. But let's never lose sight of the big goals and let’s never lose sight of the UN System's unique role in setting global standards and visioning major global threats and opportunities coming over the horizon.

That’s why we asked the UN to hold last September's UN Summit on NCDs. Global problems like diabetes and the other NCDs require global leadership and vision.

Last week, saw that leadership from the UN in three important new areas - yes, the green shoots of the ‘NCD Spring’ are emerging in response to the Summit...

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