UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) will be held in September 19th and 20th 2011 at UN Headquaters in New York City. The NCD Summit will focus on the four most prevalent non-communicable diseases, namely, cancers, cardiovascular diseases, chronic respiratory diseases and diabetes, with the aim of reaching an agreement among member states on a global strategy to address NCDs.

Our organization has been approved to participate in the upcoming General Assembly High-level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases. ICCCPO Chairman, Benson Pau , together with ICCCPO board member Edith Grynszpancholc are going to participate at this meeting. SIOP and ICCCPO would like to take this opportunity to host a mini side-event with the focus on children and young adults with cancer. The venue and time of this side-event are as follows:

Date: September 18th, 2011 (Sunday)
Time: 9:00 – 11:00
Venue: Room S104, 92nd Street Y, 1395 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10128
Remarks: Light breakfast to be served
Download: Invitation
Reserve your seat: benson.pau@pkwfoundation.org


As part of the build-up to the Meeting, WHO has prepared a video infographic to raise awareness about the meeting and the challenge that NCDs present. The English version of the video “Unite in the fight against NCDs” you find here.

To hear the voice of multi-stakeholders, an Informal Interactive Hearing on NCDs, was held on 16 June 2011, at the UN in New York. 350 representatives from civil society organizations, NGOs, NPOs (non-profit organizations),  who have set up Alliances on NCDs, private corporations and academia were in attendance.  Two members of the ICCCPO board, Kenneth Dollman and Edith Grynszpancholc, attended the session to present a case for childhood cancer.

ICCCPO prepared a document to inform members groups of ongoing global discussions on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)prior to the UN Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in September 2011. It is intended that this material will provide member organizations with basic knowledge and information on NCDs which will help them to pursue conversations and clarify their own thoughts on whom to engage in developing a strategy in their own countries.

Download: Mobilizing for Childhood Cancer as a Non-Communicable Disease