The General Meeting of the WHO GCM/NCD Summary
The General Meeting of the Global Coordination Mechanism on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (GCM/NCD) provided an opportunity for the GCM/NCD Participants, including all Member States, UN Agencies, funds, programmes and organizations, as well as non-State actors (NGOs, academic institutions, philanthropic foundations and business associations) “to meet face-to-face to facilitate and enhance coordination of activities, multistakeholder engagement and action across sectors at all levels to promote implementation of the WHO Global NCD Action Plan 2013-2020 and meet the NCD (SDG 3,4) and the NCD-related targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Hosted by the Government of Switzerland in Geneva on 5 and 6 of November, 2018, the meeting brought together more than 300 Participants and 90 Member States represented.
The two-day meeting discussed the results of the preliminary evaluation of the GCM/NCD in order to assess the progress made by the GCM/NCD and outline future strategic directions to enhance the GMC/NCD’s added value and continued relevance. The General Meeting also built on the outcomes of the UN General Assembly Third High-level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of NCDs (UNGA HLM3), providing different stakeholder perspectives on how to facilitate the implementation of the high-level commitments and the WHO Thirteenth Global Programme of Work (GPW13).
The meeting concluded with a statement from the co-chairs of the meeting Switzerland and Sri Lanka which can be accessed here. A full report summarising the event and key outcomes will be shortly available.