IDF is committed to building global political priority for diabetes. Without political priority, and global and national level action, diabetes will be stalled by a lack of attention and resources, and people with diabetes will continue to suffer and die needless deaths.

As an accredited organization to the United Nations (UN), and in official relations with World Health Organization (WHO), we work with the UN system to prioritise diabetes and related NCDs. We aim to create political opportunities at the highest level, and to raise the issue of diabetes and NCDs on the global political and development agendas.

Through our close relations with governments and our extensive network of Member Associations and regions, we connect the global political arena to action on the ground.

In the last six years, we have seen major progress in elevating diabetes onto the global health and development agenda, with the 2006 UN Resolution 61/225 on Diabetes and the 2011 UN High-Level Summit on NCDs. In order to build on these achievements and maximise future political opportunities, IDF has developed a new advocacy strategy with goals for the next three years. By 2015, we aim to have:

  • Ensured follow-up to the Political Declaration on NCDs benefits people with diabetes;
  • Integrated diabetes and NCDs into the post-2015 development framework;
  • Mobilised global resources for diabetes and NCDs.

More information on IDF’s vision for the development agenda:

IDF’s Roadmap to the Future Development Agenda outlines our strategy in the run-up to 2015. It unites our diabetes-specific priorities and a 'twin track approach within NCDs.  Read it here

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