Noncommunicable diseases and mental health

Getting to 2018: Preparing for the third UN High-level Meeting on NCDs

#BeatNCDs: Getting to 2018

The 2014 United Nations General Assembly Outcome Document on Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs) included four strategic time-bound national commitments for transformation to be implemented in 2015 and 2016. The WHO Director-General will submit, by the end of 2017, a report on the progress achieved in the implementation of these commitments to the United Nations General Assembly, in preparation for a comprehensive review of the General Assembly in 2018.

In its decision EB136(13), the 136th session of the WHO Executive Board (Geneva, 26 January – 3 February 2015) requested the WHO Director-General to publish a technical note on how WHO will report in 2017 to the United Nations General Assembly on the national commitments included in the 2014 Outcome Document and the 2011 Political Declaration, using existing survey tools and taking into account existing indicators at the global and regional levels.

Pursuant to this decision, the WHO Secretariat published a technical note on 1 May 2015 which sets out 10 progress indicators which the WHO Director-General will use to report to the United Nations General Assembly in 2017 on the progress achieved in the implementation of commitments included in the 2011 UN Political Declaration and the 2014 UN Outcome Document on NCDs.

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