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NCD’s at the UN:

Advocacy, Action, and Next Steps

Ariella Rojhani

October 20, 2011


Topics for discussion
Topics for Discussion

  • Background on The NCD Alliance

  • The High-level Meeting (HLM)

  • The Political Declaration

  • Next Steps

  • NGO/CSW engagement


Background on the ncd alliance
Background on the NCD Alliance

  • Purpose of NCDA

  • Structure:

    • 4 federations

    • UN Summit Partners Group (UNSPG)

    • NCDA Staff

    • Common Interest Group (CIG)

    • Supporters Group

    • Over 2000 member organizations in 170 countries

  • How we define NCDs

  • Key areas of work

    • Advocacy

    • Research and policy


Preparing for the High-level Meeting

  • Background

    • UN resolutions

  • Preparatory advocacy efforts

    • CSW, CSocD side events

    • Technical briefings for Member States

    • Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples

  • NCDA Proposed Outcomes Document (POD)

    • 34 technical and political targets

  • In-country advocacy through member organizations


HLM: September 19-20, 2011

  • Highlights:

    • A 2-day meeting

    • Outstanding Member State, civil society participation

      • 31 Heads of State, 133 MS statements

    • NCDs now on the global development agenda

    • Strong focus on the next steps

    • Adoption of the Political Declaration

    • Specific commitments by 43 Member States

      • Russia: US $60m to NCDs in low-income countries

      • Australia: US $3.9m towards WHO’s NCD Action Plan

    • Robust side events


Hlm cont d
HLM, cont’d

  • Lowlights:

    • No major new funding for NCDs

    • Lack of discussion around solutions

      • WHO ‘best buys’ came too late, focus was on the problem

    • Too few champion countries

    • Need increased public engagement


The Political Declaration

  • Negotiation process

    • Co-facilitators: Luxembourg and Jamaica

    • Zero draft: End of June

    • Negotiations: July through mid-August

    • Concluded: September 7th via silent procedure

  • Negotiated mostly by blocs

    • EU, G77, US, Canada, NZ, Australia, Russia, Mexico, Switzerland, Norway, Holy See, Japan

  • More challenging than expected

    • Not technical experts

    • Lack of data (WHO, WEF)

    • Driven by trade, foreign affairs ministries


Contentious issues in PD

  • Defining NCDs

    • 4 by 4; recognize mental health, oral, renal, & eye disease

  • Use of the word “epidemic”

    • “A challenge of epidemic proportions”

  • Commitment of resources

    • Nothing new, no new fund

  • Targets, indicators, and monitoring framework

    • No specifics, now under development

  • Follow-up

    • Partnership options by end of 2012, SG report to GA in 2013, comprehensive review in 2014

  • Access to medicine and TRIPS


Strengths and Weaknesses of the PD

  • Strengths:

    • NCDs as a global development issue, IADGs

    • Prevention as “cornerstone”

    • Reduction of exposure to risk factors, including elimination of industrially-produced transfats

    • NCDs as a national priority, including nat’l NCD plans

    • Women and children

    • Early detection, screening, and vaccines

    • Tobacco taxation

    • Indigenous peoples language

    • Creating health-promoting environments

    • Multi-sectoral partnership

    • Health systems strengthening


Strengths and Weaknesses of the PD

  • Weaknesses

    • No overarching goal to reduce preventable deaths

    • No specific, time-bound targets

    • Alcohol language

    • Marketing of unhealthy foods to children

    • No new resources

    • No specific partnership outline


Immediate NCDA Priorities and Objectives

  • Following up on the HLM/PD outcomes

    • WHO targets, indicators, and monitoring framework

    • Partnership development

  • Sustained political commitment and NCDs on the broader international political agenda

    • UN, other external meetings (e.g. Social Determinants in Rio, G-20)

  • Engaging new stakeholders

    • NGO/CSW subcommittee on health

  • NCDA organizational evaluation and review


Thank you!

www.ncdalliance.org


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