UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
WCRF International represented the WCRF global network and cancer prevention at the United Nations High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (UN Summit on NCDs) in New York in September 2011. The UN Summit on NCDs produced an official Political Declaration, which contains commitments for action made by signatory countries. The commitments include addressing risk factors, such as unhealthy diets and physical inactivity, to help people around the world live longer, healthier lives free from cancer and other NCDs.
In the lead up to the UN Summit on NCDs, WCRF International led the Nutrition, Physical Activity and NCD Prevention Working Group for the NCD Alliance. The Working group, made up of Union for International Cancer Control, International Diabetes Federation, World Heart Federation, National Heart Forum, International Obesity Task Force, produced a policy brief on "Nutrition, Physical Activity and NCD Prevention", in addition to a longer background paper.
WCRF International held a press conference in September 2011 about the United Nations Summit on NCDS
The conference is now available on-demand.
WCRF issued a statement on the Political Declaration.
WCRF also support the statements made by the NCD Alliance on the Political Declaration.