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International 2012

UN Commission on Population and Development 
Date: 23 - 27 April 2012
Place: New York City, USA

Geneva Health Forum 
Date: 18 - 20 April 2012
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

World Congress of Cardiology 
Date: 18 - 21 April 2012
Place: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Date: 10 - 13 April
Place: Washington, DC, USA

World Health Day 
Date: 7 April 2012
Place: worldwide 

World Physical Activity Day
Date: 6 April 2012
Place: worldwide 

World Tuberculosis Day 
Date: 24 March 2012
Place: worldwide 

World Water Day

Date: 22 March 2012
Place: worldwide 

15th World Congress on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH)
Date: 20 - 24 March 2012
Place: Singapore

NCD Child Conference
Date: 19 - 21 March 2012
Place: Oakland, California, USA

International Alliance of Patient Organizations Congress
Date: 17 - 19 March 2012
Place: London, UK

Women in the World Summit 2012
Date: 8 - 10 March 2012
Place: New York City, USA

International Women's Day
Date: 8 March 2012
Place: worldwide 

56th United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
Date: 27 February - 9 March 2012
Place: New York City, USA

United Nations World Day of Social Justice
Date: 20 February 2012
Place: worldwide 

Global Risk Forum One Health Summit
Date: 19 - 22 February 2012
Place: Davos, Switzerland 

World Cancer Day 
Date: 4 February 2012
Place: worldwide

United Nations Commission for Social Development
Date: 1 - 10 February 2012
Place: New York City, USA

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012
Date: 25 - 29 January 
Place: Davos-Kloster, Switzerland

Members' Interactive Teleconference
Date: 13 January, 2012 15:30 CET
Place: conducted via the Internet

130th Session of the WHO Executive Board
Date: 16 - 23 January 2012
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

Global Social Observatory (GSO) Colloquium Series on Non-Communicable Diseases Launch Event 
Date: 10 January 2012
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

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International 2011

8th World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference
Date: 15 - 17 December 2011
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

WHO informal dialogue with NGOs on NCD targets and indicators 
Date: 15 December 2011
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

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Meeting of the working group on Article 6 of the FCTC
Date: 6 - 8 December 2011
Place: Geneva, Switzerland 

World AIDS Day
Date: 1 December

4th High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness 
Date: 29 Nov - 1 Dec
Place: Busan, Korea

COP17 to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
Date: 28 November - 9 December
Place: Durban, South Africa

UN HABITAT Metropolis 10th World Congress "Cities in Transition" >
Date: 23 - 26 November
Place: Porto Alegre, Brazil

World Diabetes Day >
Date: 14 November
Place: Worldwide 

UNDP Africa Civil Society and Governance Assessments Forum >
Date: 10 - 12 November 
Place: Dakar, Senegal

World Stroke Day >
Date: 29 October
Place: Worldwide 

World Health Summit 2011 >
Date: 23 - 26 October
Place: Berlin, Germany 

World Conference on Social Determinants of Health >
Date: 19-21 October 2011
Place: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

World Economic Forum Summit on the Global Agenda >
Date: 10 - 11 October
Place: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates 

World Heart Day >
Date: 29 September 
Place: Worldwide

UN High Level Meeting on NCDs >
Date: 19 - 20 September 2011
Place: New York City, USA

WEF Annual Meeting of the New Champions >
Date: 14 - 16 September 
Place: Dalian, People's Republic of China

HIV and Non-Communicable Diseases Pre-Conference >
Date: 16 July 2011
Place: Rome, Italy

As a pre-meeting to the International AIDS Society Conference, the NCD Alliance co-sponsored an event entitled  "HIV and Health Systems: leveraging HIV scale-up to strengthen chronic disease services."  Presentations from the event are available on the pre-conference website.

CVD Advocacy Workshop >
Date: 17 June 2011
Place: Washington, DC

UN Civil Society Hearing >
Date: 16 June 2011
Place: New York, New York

At the request of the Civil Society Task Force, the UN held a Civil Society Hearing in anticipation of September's UN High Level Summit on NCDs.  The hearing provided civil society with an opportunity to voice concerns and shape the final outcomes document of the Summit.  

Global Health Council Annual Conference >
Date: 13-17 June 2011
Place: Washington, DC

The World Heart Federation held a session at this year's GHC Annual Conference which focused on the shift of the global disease burden from infectious disease to non-communicable diseases. 

Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly >
Date: 16-24 May 2011

Location: Geneva Switzerland

NCD Alliance and The Lancet WHA Side Event >
Date: 16 May 2011
Location: Geneva, Switzerland

The NCD Alliance and the Lancet held a multi-stakeholder discussion during the Sixty-fourth World Health Assembly.  The theme of the event was "NCDs and Development: Working Together for Integrated Action and a Successful UN Summit." 

Global Ministerial Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Non-Communicable Disease Control >
Date: 28-29 April 2011
Place: Moscow, the Russian Federation

WHO Global Forum: Addressing the Challenge of Noncommunicable Diseases >
Date: 27 April 2011
Place: Moscow, Russian Federation

Oxford Health Alliance Annual Meeting on NCDs >
Date: 14-15 April 2011
Place: Oxford, UK

NCD Alliance Common Interest Group Call >
Date: 22 March 2011
Place: Teleconference

49th Commission for Social Development >

Date: 9-18 February 2011
Place: New York, New York

NCDnet Advocacy and Communications Working Group >

Date: 14 February 2011
Place: Teleconference

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting >

Date: 26-30 January 2011
Place: Davos, Switzerland

The theme for the annual meeting was "Shared Norms for the New Reality."  NCDs have been identified by the World Economic Forum as the second most severe threat to the global economy.  During the Forum, a special session was held on the economic impact of NCDs.

NCDnet Advocacy and Communications Working Group >

Date: 25 January 2011
Place: Teleconference

128th Session of the World Health Organization Executive Board >

Date: 17-25 January 2011
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

The Executive Board is composed of 34 technically qualified members elected for three-year terms.  The annual board meeting is held in January when the members agree upon the agenda for the World Health Assembly and the resolutions to be considered by the Health Assembly.


International 2010

Fourth Conference of the Parties to the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control >

Date: 14-20 November 2010
Place: Punta del Este, Uruguay

The Conference of the Parties (COP) is the governing body of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and is comprised of all Parties to the Convention.  It keeps under regular review the implementation of the Convention and takes the decisions necessary to promote its effective implementation.  The COP may also adopt protocols, annexes and amendments to the Convention.  Observers may also participate in the work of the COP.  

NCD Alliance for Health Promotion Annual Meeting >

Date: 12 November 2010
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

WHO Prioritized Research Agenda Meeting >
Date: 20-21 October 2010
Place: Geneva Switzerland

WHO Meeting on the Prioritized Research Agenda for Prevention and Control of Major Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)

63rd Annual UN Department of Public Information NGO Conference >

Date: 30 August - 1 September 2010
Place: Melbourne, Australia 

63rd World Health Assembly >
Date: 6-8 May 2010
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

Copenhagen International NCD Conference >
Date: 15-16 April 2010
Place: Copenhagen, Denmark

This international conference on NCDs was organized by the World Diabetes Foundation and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.  The focus of the conference was on the current and future challenges faced in putting NCDs on to the global health agenda.  Over 140 leading health and development professionals, including former World Heart Federation CEO Helen Alderson, gathered to discuss the emerging burden of chronic disease and its impact on developing countries.

126th World Health Organization Executive Board Meeting >

Date: 18-23 January 2010
Place: Geneva, Switzerland

International 2009

2009 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting >

Date: 27-29 November 2009
Place: Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

Regional 2012

Summit of the Americas
Date: 14 - 15 April 2012
Place: Cartagena de Indias, Colombia 

American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions
Date: 24 - 27 March 2012
Place: Chicago, USA

18th African Union Summit
Date: 23 - 25 January 2012
Place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Regional 2011

European Public Health Conference >
Date: 9 - 12 November 2011
Place: Copenhagen, Denmark 

Sixty-second Session of the WPRO Regional Committee >
Date: 10 - 14 October
Place: Manila, Philippines 

Fifty-eighth Session of the EMRO Regional Committee >
Date: 2 - 5 September 
Place: Cairo, Egypt 

Sixty-third Session of the AMRO Regional Committee >
Date: 26 - 30 September
Place: Washington, DC, USA 

Sixty-first Session of the EURO Regional Committee >
Date: 12 - 15 September 
Place: Baku, Azerbaijan 

Sixty-fourth Session of the SEARO Regional Committee >
Date: 6 - 9 September 2011
Place: Jaipur, India

Sixty-first Session of the AFRO Regional Committee >
Date: 29 August - 2 September 
Place: Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

PASCAR All Africa Conference >
Date: 27-30 May 2011
Place: Kampala, Uganda

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AHN Annual Workshop and Meeting >
Date: 26-27 May 2011
Place: Kampala, Uganda 

Danish NCD Alliance Conference  >
Date: 5 May 2011
Place: Copenhagen, Denmark 

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WPRO Regional Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases >

Date: 17-18 March 2011
Place: Seoul, North Korea

Creation of the Healthy Latin America Coalition >
Date: 3-4 March 2011
Place: Buenos Aires, Argentina

SEARO Regional Meeting on Health and Development Challenges of NCDs >

Date: 1-4 March 2011
Place: Jakarta, Indonesia

PAHO Regional Meeting on NCDs >

Date: 24-25 February 2011
Place: Mexico City, Mexico

Latin American UN Missions Breakfast Briefing >

Date: 11 February 2011
Place: New York, New York


Regional 2010

European Development Days 2010 >

Date: 6-7 December 2010
Place: Brussels, Belgium

Organized by the European Commission and the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, EDD is the leading European forum where the questions and issues about international development cooperation are debated.

UNDESA/WHO Regional High Level Consultation in the European Region on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases >

Date: 25-26 November 2010
Place: Oslo, Norway

In the lead up to the High Level Meeting on NCDs, regional consultations are being held/have been held in the six regions of the WHO. The European consultation was held this past November in Oslo. NGOs were unable to participate, however, the WHO held an NGO consultation the day prior. 

The CARMEN Policy Observatory Annual Meeting >

Date: 17-18 November 2010
Place: Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

The topic of the 2010 CARMEN Policy Observatory Annual Meeting was "Building the Case for Chronic Disease Prevention, Policy and Action."  The CARMEN Network comprises 32 countries working on integrated prevention and control of chronic diseases.  The meeting was attended by 60 participants representing governments, international organizations, and civil societies from 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean including the United States of America and Canada.