As a federation of over 200 Member Associations in 160 countries, we have a strong voice for diabetes.
By building strategic alliances and partnerships across all sectors – UN, governments, civil society and the private sector – our impact for people with diabetes is even stronger.
One of the most impressive and influential partnerships is the NCD Alliance . Because of the reputation of IDF and the NCD alliance, we have built influential relationships across sectors. We have strong relations with WHO and other UN agencies, intergovernmental organisations such as CARICOM , the Commonwealth  and PAHO , influential academic institutions including The Lancet , and NGO communities including the Partnership for Maternal and Newborn Child Health (PMNCH) . These partnerships and allies have catapulted IDF onto the global stage, allowing us to represent diabetes at the highest political levels, deliver speeches and statements to decision makers and contribute to influential articles and publications.
Diabetes is more than just a health issue and at IDF we believe partnerships are the cornerstone of the diabetes response. To support this view, IDF has launched the Dubai Blueprint – the result of IDF’s Global Diabetes Forum (GDF), held at the World Diabetes Congress in Dubai in December 2011. 
The Dubai Blueprint
The Global Diabetes Forum convened over 100 leading figures from governments, the private sector and civil society to discuss multisectoral action with a focus on the private sector. The recommendations and best practice examples from the GDF have shaped the Blueprint, which will support global multisectoral approaches to diabetes and NCDs in the future. Download the publication here .