One Year On - What Remains to be Done?

The UN Summit was only the beginning. Now we must transform the Political Declaration into action for diabetes on the ground, and hold all governments accountable to the commitments they made in New York. IDF continues to secure strong outcomes for diabetes in the follow up to the UN Summit continues, and as future development goals to replace the MDGs in 2015 are defined. We have launched a new advocacy strategy for 2012-2015, IDF's Roadmap to the Future Development Agenda, to guide our efforts. We also continue to call for the following urgent diabetes issues:

NOW - Invest in Diabetes

Although governments have recognised the scale of problem and are beginning to act, there is still a long way to go before we see the improvements + investments in diabetes prevention, treatment and care that we so desperately need.
→ All governments must establish multisectoral national diabetes/NCD plans by 2013, which must be costed, implemented and fully resourced
→ National plans must secure investment into the known cost-effective solutions  for diabetes outlined in IDF's Global Diabetes Plan

NOW - Protect Rights and Build the People's Movement

People with diabetes – particularly vulnerable populations – are marginalized and discriminated against at work, at school and in their communities. We need urgent action to protect people with diabetes and those at risk.

→ Enshrine the principles within the International Charter of Rights + Responsibilities of People with Diabetes
→ Engage and empower people with diabetes to be at the centre of the response, building a people's movement for diabetes worldwide
→ Pay special attention to vulnerable populations – especially women and indigenous people - and fight stigma and discrimination

NOW - End the Aid Outrage

Diabetes + NCDs remain grossly neglected development priorities. NCDs total 60% of the global disease burden, but receive less than 3% of Official Development Assistance spent on health. Major bilateral and multilateral aid agencies, and leading global health organisations, still simply refuse to fund NCDs. We need donors to fufill commitments in the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and align resources with the burden of global disease.