To mark the first anniversary of the UN High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD's) and the unanimous adoption of the Political Declaration on NCDs  by 193 Member States - a milestone in global health history - IDF Europe has developed an Advocacy and Communications Toolkit to support diabetes stakeholders in their advocacy work.
One year on this major breakthrough that firmly positioned diabetes and NCDs at the top of the global health and development agenda, IDF Europe wants to take stock of the achievements made since the adoption of the UN Political Declaration, and the steps that still need to be taken in order to reach the goals that have been set, and ultimately to improve the lives of the millions of people living with diabetes
and prevent others from developing this condition.
In order to support you in your future diabetes advocacy and communication work, IDF Europe has developed this step-by-step Advocacy and Communications Toolkit. Whether you are working for an organization that has a well established advocacy and communication programme, or whether you have been tasked with establishing such a programme, we hope that you will find helpful advice and resources in this toolkit to guide you in this process.
You can download the IDF Europe Advocacy and Communications Toolkit here .
Also, you will find on this page downloadable templates of the documents presented in the Resources section of the toolkit.
- Sample letter to Member of Parliament 
- Sample elevator pitch 
- Sample press release 
- Matrix to plan your campaigning activities 
- Example of Lines To Take