The 3rd UN High-level Meeting on NCDs will be held on Thursday, 27th September 2018, during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly under the theme: Scaling up multi-stakeholder and multi-sectoral responses to the prevention and control of NCDs in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The HLM3 is a unique opportunity for governments to showcase progress on NCDs and make bold political commitments towards addressing the NCD epidemic. Additional details can be found in the Final Draft of Modalities Resolution for the 3rd High-level Meeting on NCDs (30 March 2018).
Our Civil Society Brief Informed COFCOR High Level Meeting NCD Deliberations.
The HCC briefing to guide Ministries for Foreign Affairs around the HLM3, ‘Preparing CARICOM Ministries of Foreign Affairs for the 3rd UN High-level Meeting on NCDs, a briefing note contribution from Civil Society‘ was specifically referenced in the Communique from the 21st Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) held earlier this week on May 7-8 in the Bahamas.
The Brief was shared with the CARICOM Ministries of Foreign Affairs in advance of the session to inform deliberations around the upcoming 3rd High Level Meeting on NCDs to be held in NYC on September 27, 2018. The resource document was developed in recognition of the critical role played by these ministries in supporting the highest level of CARICOM representation at the HLM3.
The HCC has outlined nine priority areas for the the 3rd UN High-level Meeting (UNHLM) on NCDs which will be held on Thursday, 27th September 2018. The priority areas were agreed to by consensus with HCC members and other stakeholders. The first six priorities are based on the NCD Alliance’s ENOUGH campaign priorities, the final three are unique to the Caribbean.
- Put People First
- Boost Financing for NCD prevention and control
- Step up action on childhood obesity
- Adopt Smart Fiscal Policies that Promote Health
- Save lives through equitable access to NCD treatment and UHC
- Improve accountability for progress, results and resources
- Strengthen post disaster health response systems to provide NCD treatment and care in disaster settings
- Eradicate Cervical Cancer
- Make the Caribbean a Smoke Free Zone
The Caribbean NCD Forum: Supporting national and regional advocacy in the Caribbean in the lead up to the 3rd UN High-Level Meeting on NCDs in 2018, took take place in Kingston, Jamaica from 23rd-25th April 2018. The Forum was sponsored by the World Diabetes Foundation and HCC’s ongoing sponsor Sagicor Life Inc.. The regional meeting brought together a diverse group of over 90 stakeholders, with the aim to mobilise regional civil society organisations (CSOs) and other key stakeholders to ensure that the Caribbean is fully engaged in the 3rd UN High Level Meeting (UNHLM) on NCDs.Read more
However, it is also a valuable tool for wider use and will be a useful addition to the expanding collection of HCC information documents.View/download