Global NCD Targets and Monitoring Framework
As a result of the UN Summit, the World Health Organization (WHO) is currently holding an online consultation with Member States and NGOs to define a set of global NCD targets and a global monitoring framework. This will be the first time that all governments will have to collect and report back on diabetes and NCD progress to the UN. On the 30th March 2012, IDF released a response that summarises our priority asks for diabetes. Read our statement here and find out more about the process here .
The NCD Alliance has submitted a detailed response to the WHO consultation. It outlines the need for a comprehensive Global NCD Framework which 3 building blocks: a Global NCD Partnership, a Global NCD Stategy and a Global Monitoring Framework with targets. Read the submission here .
UNDP and WHO to integrate NCDs into National Development Frameworks
We saw a huge step forward for diabetes and NCDs when WHO Director General Margaret Chan and the Administrator for the United Nations Development Program, Helen Clark, sent a joint letter to all WHO and UNDP country offices on the 26th March 2012. The letter instructs country offices to integrate NCDs into the United Nations Development Assistance Frameworks (UNDAFs), and to design and implement joint NCD programmes. UNDAF's determines the operational activities of the UN system and the national level and this move will encourage countries and donors to prioritise diabetes and NCDs in national health and development plans and programs. Read the letter here 
IDF's Regular Advocacy Updates:
Read the latest IDF Advocacy Updates in the IDF Quarterly Newsletter below:
In the build up to the UN Summit on NCDs in 2011, IDF sent out a monthly 'Advocacy to Action' newsletter. The newsletter enabled IDF to provide details on the UN Summit, share advocacy successes and global practice from the global to the local level and support efforts to mobilise action before and after the Summit. You can access all past newsletters below: