Second annual gathering of the Global Group of Heads of State and Government for the prevention and control of NCDs
Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer and chronic respiratory diseases are a global crisis, taking the lives of 41 million people prematurely each year, and inflicting daily hardship for those at risk or living with an NCD. Persistent action and bold leadership are needed to address this burden worldwide. The Global NCD Compact 2020-2030 and the Global Group of Heads of State and Government for NCDs were launched in 2022 to accelerate progress and scale up the prevention and control of NCDs toward achieving universal health coverage (UHC). The initiative builds on the 3 UN High-level political declarations for NCDs and will galvanize momentum in the second UN High-level meeting on UHC in 2023, and towards the fourth UN High-level meeting on the prevention and control of NCDs in 2025.
The Global Group of Heads of State and Government for NCDs will convene a second annual gathering on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York on 21 September 2023, with objectives to:
- Raise the priority accorded to the prevention and control of NCDs within the national and international SDG response.
- Deliberate on the Global NCD Compact 2020–2030 and showcase national and international actions on NCD and the SDGs.
- Discuss on how to leverage the collective to inspire and support global action on NCDs and the SDGs.
- Accelerate national action as part of the NCD Implementation Roadmap 2023–2025.