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U.N. To Establish Task Force On Prevention, Control Of NCDs

“The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) adopted a resolution requesting the U.N. Secretary-General to establish a United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases [NCDs]” at the ECOSOC’s 2013 Substantive Session held in Geneva, a WHO media note reports. “The Task Force will be convened and led by the WHO” and “will coordinate the activities of all U.N. organizations to implement the WHO Global Action Plan for the Prevention and Control of NCDs 2013-2020, adopted by the World Health Assembly in May 2013,” the media note states before providing details of the plan. “WHO will convene a formal meeting with Member States on November 13, 2013 to complete the work on a draft terms of reference for the U.N. Task Force on NCDs,” the media note adds (7/22).