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Browse through a selection of resources developed by us, our Young Leaders, our partners, WHO/UN, and youth advocates. If you are interested in promoting a resource, please email the Secretariat for consideration.

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Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (2017)

In 2014, the WHO report Health for the World’s Adolescents showed that considerable gains from investments in maternal and child health programmes are at risk of being lost without corresponding investments in adolescent health. The latest data show that more than 3,000 adolescent die every day from largely preventable causes, and that many key risk factors for future adult disease start or are consolidated in adolescence. Adolescent mental health and well-being are often overlooked.

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A New Era for Action: The Sustainable Development Goals (2015)

In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, with the global community looking on, adopted the new global agenda for sustainable development. Presenting and approving an outcome document titled,
“Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” the Assembly gave way to a new era in meeting global challenges. In the outcome document, a Declaration of the Assembly states, “On behalf of
the peoples we serve, we have adopted a historic decision on a comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centered set of universal and transformative goals and targets,” and goes on to confirm that “the new Agenda
builds on the Millennium Development Goals and seeks to complete what these did not achieve, particularly in reaching the most vulnerable.”

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Policy Brief: Sustaining Human Development – Leveraging Early Life Opportunities for NCDs (2014)

We have the opportunity now to empower a generation to make healthy choices, reduce the social and environmental NCD risk factors, and strengthen health systems to respond to the needs of children and adolescents. Together, these efforts will drive sustainable human development, achieve progress towards
the “25 by 25” global NCD target, and lay the foundation for the world’s future. This policy brief provides the rationale for investing in the early years of life for NCD prevention and treatment, offers strategic opportunities for interventions and impact, and outlines recommendations for the post-2015 era.

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asian girl looking at her cellphone

Young People and NCDS – Harnessing the Culture of Technology

The theme of the 2013 ECOSOC AMR is ‘Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the MDGs’. NCD Child welcomes the opportunity to launch this Issues Paper at the ITU-IFPMA Ministerial Roundtable Breakfast, ‘Mobile Worlds, Mobile Actions – mHealth:
The Opportunity for NCDs’ – Palais des Nations, Geneva, 2 July 2013.

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Inforgraphic of eight common NCDs

Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (2013-2020)

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases
and diabetes—are the world’s biggest killers. More than 36 million people die annually from NCDs (63% of
global deaths), including more than 14 million people who die too young between the ages of 30 and 70.
Low- and middle-income countries already bear 86% of the burden of these premature deaths, resulting in
cumulative economic losses of US$7 trillion over the next 15 years and millions of people trapped in poverty.

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South american doctor using stereoscope on a child patient lying on bed

NCD Alliance CFWG: A Focus on Children & NCDs (2011)

On 19 and 20 September 2011, the United Nations will hold its second-ever health-related Summit on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases(NCDs). There is cause for optimism: the first health-related UN Summit (held in 2001 for HIV/AIDS) was extremely effective, resulting in a coordinated global response to HIV/AIDS and creation of the Global Fund. The recommendations for UN Member States to guarantee that the ‘best interests of the child’ is a primary consideration in policy formulation related to NCDs.

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an african mother looking at the camera with a toddler in her arms

Summary of Recommendations (2011)

Remembering our future at the UN Summit on NCDs in September 2011. The NCD Alliance in focusing on the burden of NCDs in children and call on the global community to: Expect sustained and strong high-level public, private and political support for specific commitments that integrate child-specific, lifecourse considerations within NCD policies and actions

Read More »
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two indian girls smiling while looking into distance and sorting red peppers

Global Accelerated Action for the Health of Adolescents (2017)

In 2014, the WHO report Health for the World’s Adolescents showed that considerable gains from investments in maternal and child health programmes are at risk of being lost without corresponding investments in adolescent health. The latest data show that more than 3,000 adolescent die every day from largely preventable causes, and that many key risk factors for future adult disease start or are consolidated in adolescence. Adolescent mental health and well-being are often overlooked.

Read More »
a row of indian children sitting on a low wall smiling

A New Era for Action: The Sustainable Development Goals (2015)

In September 2015, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, with the global community looking on, adopted the new global agenda for sustainable development. Presenting and approving an outcome document titled,
“Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development,” the Assembly gave way to a new era in meeting global challenges. In the outcome document, a Declaration of the Assembly states, “On behalf of
the peoples we serve, we have adopted a historic decision on a comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centered set of universal and transformative goals and targets,” and goes on to confirm that “the new Agenda
builds on the Millennium Development Goals and seeks to complete what these did not achieve, particularly in reaching the most vulnerable.”

Read More »

Policy Brief: Sustaining Human Development – Leveraging Early Life Opportunities for NCDs (2014)

We have the opportunity now to empower a generation to make healthy choices, reduce the social and environmental NCD risk factors, and strengthen health systems to respond to the needs of children and adolescents. Together, these efforts will drive sustainable human development, achieve progress towards
the “25 by 25” global NCD target, and lay the foundation for the world’s future. This policy brief provides the rationale for investing in the early years of life for NCD prevention and treatment, offers strategic opportunities for interventions and impact, and outlines recommendations for the post-2015 era.

Read More »
asian girl looking at her cellphone

Young People and NCDS – Harnessing the Culture of Technology

The theme of the 2013 ECOSOC AMR is ‘Science, technology and innovation, and the potential of culture, for promoting sustainable development and achieving the MDGs’. NCD Child welcomes the opportunity to launch this Issues Paper at the ITU-IFPMA Ministerial Roundtable Breakfast, ‘Mobile Worlds, Mobile Actions – mHealth:
The Opportunity for NCDs’ – Palais des Nations, Geneva, 2 July 2013.

Read More »
Inforgraphic of eight common NCDs

Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases (2013-2020)

Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs)—mainly cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory diseases
and diabetes—are the world’s biggest killers. More than 36 million people die annually from NCDs (63% of
global deaths), including more than 14 million people who die too young between the ages of 30 and 70.
Low- and middle-income countries already bear 86% of the burden of these premature deaths, resulting in
cumulative economic losses of US$7 trillion over the next 15 years and millions of people trapped in poverty.

Read More »
South american doctor using stereoscope on a child patient lying on bed

NCD Alliance CFWG: A Focus on Children & NCDs (2011)

On 19 and 20 September 2011, the United Nations will hold its second-ever health-related Summit on the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases(NCDs). There is cause for optimism: the first health-related UN Summit (held in 2001 for HIV/AIDS) was extremely effective, resulting in a coordinated global response to HIV/AIDS and creation of the Global Fund. The recommendations for UN Member States to guarantee that the ‘best interests of the child’ is a primary consideration in policy formulation related to NCDs.

Read More »
an african mother looking at the camera with a toddler in her arms

Summary of Recommendations (2011)

Remembering our future at the UN Summit on NCDs in September 2011. The NCD Alliance in focusing on the burden of NCDs in children and call on the global community to: Expect sustained and strong high-level public, private and political support for specific commitments that integrate child-specific, lifecourse considerations within NCD policies and actions

Read More »