Sustainable Development

In the age of the Sustainable Development Goals preventing and controlling non-communicable diseases is everybody's business! as well as the Pacific NCD Roadmap, the United Nations Development Programme has tools and resources to help all government agencies tackle NCDs.

Preventing and Controlling Non-Communicable Diseases

This UNDP Brief describes why scaled up action on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) is integral for sustainable development. Responding to NCDs requires the significant engagement of sectors beyond health, who are often uniquely placed to address the underlying drivers that shape people’s exposure to the four main behavioural risk factors for NCDs – tobacco use, harmful use of alcohol, unhealthy diet and physical inactivity – as well as environmental risks and access to prevention and treatment services. Click here. 

UNDP Issue Bried

Health Promotion in the Sustainable Development Goals

UNDP and WHO have produced this set of four policy briefs to discuss how different aspects of health promotion – healthy cities, action across sectors, social mobilization, and health literacy – can support ‘win-wins’ for health and sustainable development in the context of Agenda 2030. Click here.

UNDP Health Promotion