UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs (UNIATF)
Investing in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases for sustainable development: Countries discussed the role of investment cases
14-15 October 2019 - Non-communicable diseases are imposing significant costs on emerging economies. An 18-country forum hosted in Moscow by the WHO Secretariat of the United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Non-communicable diseases (UNIATF) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) examined the results of the NCD investment cases undertaken to date.
17 October 2019 -- Addressing noncommunicable diseases in Cambodia can save lives and sustain economic growth.
Addressing cancers, diabetes, heart disease and other noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) in Cambodia is crucial to ensure health and well-being for all, maintain rapid economic growth, and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
28 June 2019 – WHO and its Regional Office for Europe, together with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), conducted an initial data collection mission in the Russian Federation to develop an investment case on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs). The study will seek to quantify the social and economic costs of NCDs for the country’s economy and to identify the most cost-effective interventions at the national level.
Friends of the Task Force meet during the United Nations High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage
23 September 2019 - On Monday 23 September 2019, the Friends of the Task Force met during the High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York.
UN Interagency Task Force
Global collaboration to address NCDs in countries
Investing in NCD prevention and control saves lives and money
Briefing for Economists on NCD investment cases
- WHO FCTC
- World Bank
- 2014 UN Outcome Document on NCDs
- 2013 WHO Global NCD Action Plan on NCDs
2011 UN General Assembly Political Declaration on NCDs
Joint missions support UN country teams in their efforts to help countries to build and share solutions for the prevention and control of NCDs, establish a UN thematic group (or an equivalent mechanism) on NCDs to serve as platforms for joint support to national efforts to address NCDs.
Joint Programming Missions also encourage whole-of-government and whole-of-society approaches to NCDs by working with government and non-State partners. Joint Missions highlight a small number of crucial next steps that are required for countries to make progress on the multisectoral action in advance of the 2018 High-level Meeting.
Country missions and progress reports
The work of the Task Force is articulated through biennial work plans. Actions includes joint programming missions to countries and joint programmes. Reviews of the work plan are undertaken annually and are available below.
Proposed United Nations NCD and Mental Health Catalytic Trust
UNDP/WHO Joint Programme on NCDs
SAFER: Preventing and Reducing Alcohol-Related Harms
Global Regulatory & Fiscal Capacity Building Programme: Promoting Healthy Diets and Physical Activity
FCTC2030: Strengthening WHO FCTC implementation to achieve the SDGs
UN Joint Action on Cervical Cancer
Cervical Cancer – MoU and joint programming document
60th IAEA General Conference side event – September 2016
Partners roundtable hosted by the US Government – December 2016
ITU-WHO Mobile Health for NCDs Initiative
UNODC-WHO-UICC Joint Global Programme on Access to Controlled Drugs for Medical Purposes While Preventing Diversion and Abuse
UNODC-WHO Joint Programme for Drug Dependence Treatment and Care
MoU UNODC –WHO
Joint letters and agreements
Guidance and other relevant publications developed or supported by the Task Force are provided in this section.
Guidance for non-health sectors on NCDs
Mental Health related activities
NCDs in emergencies
Nutrition and climate change
Sustainable Diets for Healthy People and a Healthy Planet – August 2017
Integrating NCDs into the UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAFs)
UNDP/WHO Guidance note – March 2015
NCD Investment Cases
Integrating NCDs into UNDAFs – current status
The Task Force meets twice a year, usually in February and October. Meetings are only open to Members of the Task Force. Members take it in turns to host with WHO co-chairing meetings with the agency hosting the meeting. Summaries of the meetings are made available to the public.
Trainings and workshops
Meetings of the Task Force
ECOSOC reports and resolution
Once a year, the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC) considers a report from the WHO Director-General on progress of the work of the Task Force. This report is transmitted to ECOSOC by the UN Secretary-General.