The Forum focused on multi-sectoral partnerships, one of the major themes of the September 2011 UN High-Level Summit on NCDs. It provided a unique space to discuss multi-sectoral partnerships and "whole-of-government" approaches to the diabetes epidemic.
Participants identified areas of common interest and shared priorities for the different sectors and defined what multi-sectoral partnerships should look like for the global diabetes community.
The Forum particularly focused on the unique role and expertise of the private sector in these partnerships– as employers, producers, marketers and innovators.
The recommendations, ideas and examples provided by the participants of the Global Diabetes Forum are at the core of the Dubai Blueprint.
The document is structured around the four themes of the Forum:
- Working Towards Better Health
- The Business of Better Health
- Investing in Better Health
- Harnessing Private Sector Expertise
The Blueprint provides key messages, best practice and proposed next steps in developing what IDF calls ‘Triple P Partnerships’ – Public, Private and People.
The Blueprint will be a practical tool for future action on diabetes in all sectors. It will also inspire the current global dialogue on global NCD multi-sectoral partnerships.
Download the Dubai Blueprint  (pdf, 2MB).