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UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases

2011 was a turning point for diabetes. On 19 and 20 September of that year, the United Nations held a High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York. A milestone in the history of global health, the Summit was only the second time the UN General Assembly devoted exclusive attention to a health-related issue.

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"We're here and we're united" - IDF CEO at UN Hearing

NCDA Briefing Paper on Nutrition, Physical Activity & NCD Prevention

IDF President co-authors Lancet paper on NCDs

IDF President Jean Claude Mbanya has co-authored a paper answering four questions for the UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs to be held in New York on 19-20 September. Other authors include Lancet editor Richard Horton; Robert Beaglehole, Emeritus Professor, University of Auckland; Sir George Allyene, Director Emeritus of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO); Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at LSHTM.

International Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of People with Diabetes

The International Diabetes Federation (IDF) has developed the first ever Charter setting out the fundamental rights of the 415 million people currently living with diabetes.

The landmark document places the rights of people with diabetes, their parents and carers into three focus areas; the rights to care; information and education and social justice, whilst at the same time acknowledging the responsibilities held by people with diabetes.

UN Summit Outcomes Document

To influence the political leaders of the world, IDF and the NCD Alliance have released a Proposed Outcomes Document that outlines the goals and targets that should be agreed upon at the close of the High-Level UN Summit.

IDF is now embarking on a critical period of the Summit journey and this document will mark the beginning of an important dialogue which will help IDF persuade world leaders to combat cancer, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes.

Calling the world to action on diabetes: an advocacy toolkit

The clock is ticking down to the UN High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). In less than six months, world leaders will gather in New York for a meeting that has the potential to change the world for the millions of people living with diabetes, cancer, cardiovascular disease and chronic respiratory disease. This Summit offers an unrivalled opportunity to broker commitments at the highest level and create a sustained global movement on NCDs.

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