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.
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
NCD Alliance Briefing Paper on Children and NCDs. Children in Every Policy: Recommendations for a lifecourse approach to NCDs.