Gov't Doc #: EM/RC59/R.2,Agenda item 4 (a)
Type Of Publication : Regional Committee resolutions RC Resolution Fulltext The Regional Committee, Having reviewed and discussed the technical paper on the Political Declaration of the United Nations General Assembly on the
Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases: commitments of Member States and the way forward; Recalling World Health Assembly resolutions WHA53.17 on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases, WHA60.23 and WHA61.14 on prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases: implementation of the global strategy, and WHA64.11 on preparations for the High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases, following the Moscow Conference; Further recalling United Nations General Assembly resolution 66/2 on the Political Declaration of the High-level Meeting of the General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-Communicable Diseases; Recognizing the rising burden of noncommunicable diseases and risk factors in the Region and the need to invest in prevention and control as imperative for sustainable development; Recognizing further the efforts of the Regional Director to raise global and regional awareness of the magnitude of the problem and to strengthen global action against noncommunicable diseases; Fully aware of the need to intensify regional and national efforts to expedite the implementation of commitments made by Member States at the United Nations General Assembly in September 2011; 1. ENDORSES: (a)the Riyadh Declaration of the International Conference on Healthy Lifestyles and Noncommunicable Diseases (NCDs)in the Arab World and the Middle East; and (b)the regional Framework for Action on the commitments of Member States to implement the United Nations Political Declaration on Noncommunicable Diseases annexed to this resolution; 2. URGES Member States to: 2.1 Implement the core set of interventions in the regional Framework for Action; 2.2 Establish/strengthen mechanisms for engaging non-health sectors in implementing the regional Framework for Action; 12.3 Strengthen surveillance for noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors by implementing the WHO surveillance framework covering monitoring of exposures (risk factors), outcomes (morbidity and mortality)and health system performance (capacity and interventions); 2.4 Scale up the integration of the essential interventions for the prevention and management of noncommunicable diseases into primary health care; 2.5 Strengthen partnerships and collaboration with all stakeholders, including United Nations agencies and civil society organizations, in order to implement the regional Framework for Action; 2.6 Work closely with the Regional Office and country offices in their efforts to strengthen prevention and control of noncommunicable diseases; 3. REQUESTS the Regional Director to: 3.1 Develop a set of indicators to monitor the engagement of non-health sectors in implementing the key actions included in the United Nations Political Declaration, in collaboration with other United Nations agencies and relevant international partners; 3.2 Establish a Technical Advisory Group on Noncommunicable Diseases to support the regional programme; 3.3 Develop model legal instruments to guide the development of national legislation for implementing the commitments of the United Nations Political Declaration; 3.4 Further develop the package of essential noncommunicable disease interventions for primary health care, as well as the necessary guidance to implement the best buys; 3.5 Promote operational research, including through international and regional cooperation, on the economic impact of noncommunicable diseases and on the cost-effectiveness of interventions; 3.6 Report annually to the Regional Committee on the progress of Member States in implementing the United Nations Political Declaration on Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases based on the regional Framework for Action.