Post-2015 development framework and NCDs
NCD Alliance position
Health must remain at the center of the post-2015 framework and prioritise the prevention and control of NCDs.
The future development framework must include a specific target on NCDs to help achieve the agreed goal to reduce preventable mortality from NCDs 25% by the year 2025. An overarching health goal should not place health challenges in competition with one another, and should and support the creation of environments that facilitate health and wellbeing for all. Universal health coverage (UHC) could be the enabler to achieving such a goal.
UN System Preparations on Post-2015
UN Task Team Report
In January 2012, the UN Secretary General set up a UN Task Team (UNTT) to begin the evaluation process of the MDGs and provide suggestions for the scope of a post-2015 development framework. Their subsequent report, Realizing the Future We Want (July 2012), recommends core values, key dimensions, and priority issues for for consideration in the post-2015 framework.
NCDs are identified as one of a number of priorities to support an overall focus in the post-2015 framework on decreasing morbidity and mortality.
To help inform the UNTT and members of our network, the NCD Alliance prepared:
- A 2-page think piece on NCDs, the MDGs, and overall social and economic development
- A 4-page think piece on NCDs in the post-2015 development agenda, in response to the UNTT report
- The NCDA Summary of the UNTT report
UN High-level Panel (HLP) on the post-2015 agenda
In July, the UN Secretary General named the members of the High-level Panel on the post-2015 development agenda. The HLP will work to produce recommendations on the contours of the post-2015 development framework, having considered the outcomes of numerous consultations with relevant stakeholders, including civil society. The panel report is due from the Panel in May 2013.
The HLP has met four times: New York (September 2012), London (November 2012), Monrovia (January 2013), and in Bali (March 2013)
Full details on these meetings, including final communiques from the HLP after each, can be found here.
Global Thematic Consultations
The UN embarked on a series of global thematic consultations with academia, media, private sector, employers and trade unions, civil society and decision makers, between May 2012 and June 2013 to inform the post-2015 dialogues and the recommendations made by the UN High-level Panel. The global themes include inequalities, health, food and nutrition security, and other priority development issues.
NCDA closely followed these consutlations, providing contributions to the health, inequalities, food and nutrition security, and environmental consultations. Click here to learn more.
EC Consultation on Post-2015
The EC launched a public consultation on the post-2015 framework to inform the EU contribution to the UN process. Click here to read the NCD Alliance response to this consultation.