HCC President Sir Trevor Hassell, accepted the UNIATF award at the United Nations General Assembly on September 23rd, 2019, the award is in recognition of the HCC’s outstanding contribution to multisectoral action in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The Board of Directors of the HCC, would like to thank the NCD Alliance for their continued support and acknowledge that this award is truly a recognition of the work of the HCC as a collective of over 100 health and non-health CSOs working in CARICOM to reduce NCDs and improve the lives of those living with NCDs. This award is an affirmation of the value of the work we do together as a dynamic and diverse multistakeholder team lead by civil society. Thank you.
See below coverage from NCD Alliance which provides more details and information on the other civil society winner, Mexico Salud-Hable Coalition (Salud-Hable), to whom HCC extends congratulations.
The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) along with the Mexico Salud-Hable Coalition (Salud-Hable) have been announced as recipients of the UN Interagency Task Force on NCDs (UNIATF) Awards 2019 in recognition of their outstanding contribution to multisectoral action in the prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) and the NCD-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The UNIATF award, is traditionally given to government agencies, but for the first time in 2019 opened to nominations from non-state actors. Nominated by the NCD Alliance, both organisations are recognised for their outstanding multisectoral work in the prevention and control of NCDs.
HCC has been presented with this ward thanks to their regional advocacy work towards the 2018 United Nations High-Level Meeting on NCDs. One key initiative was their strategic advocacy campaign that led Heads of Governments in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to adopt a guide with regional advocacy priorities for the HLM Political Declaration, based on the NCD Alliance’s campaign priorities. CARICOM also agreed to many of the ‘asks’ of civil society and acknowledged their central role in the regional NCD response.