UN Summit Political Declaration on non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

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UN Summit Political Declaration on non-communicable diseases (NCDs)

On September 19-20, 2011 the United Nations (UN) high level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCD) such as cancers was held in the headquarters of the UN in New York, mobilizing leaders from various nations to discuss disease prevention and control and the World Cancer Declaration was adopted calling for cooperation among international communities (N1052682.pdf : http://www.un.org/en/ga/president/65/issues/ncdiseases.shtml,).

The declaration was adopted at the board of directors’ meeting of Japan Society of Clinical Oncology (JSCO): JSCO will promote activities for cancer prevention and control as tasks of the Society under the international cooperation system.

JSCO also adopted the declaration comprising six targets as shown below, which was presented as an exemplification of such spirit at Asian Session 3, the 8th Asian cancer forum on the third day (October 29/2011) of the 49th annual meeting. JSCO intends to encourage to joining a shared world vision for the prevention and control of cancers with representative international societies such as UICC and ESMO.


Draft Declaration
Following the historic outcome of the High-level Meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases held in New York on September 19 and 20, 2011, and recognizing the need to maintain momentum in efforts to address the global burden and threat of non-communicable diseases, we
1. Affirm the critical importance of placing cancer on the global health agenda as a means of further promoting concerted global action.
2. Will continue to conduct research among experts on their perceptions of the current situation concerning the positioning of cancer on the global health agenda, seeking to share a common philosophy on global health and enhance cooperation in the field of global health.
3. Will create a new approach by proposing lifestyle changes aimed at preventing cancer that take into consideration historical and cultural diversity.
4. Will actively provide scientific and technological assistance that enable clinical trials to be conducted in both industrialized and developing countries and aim to act as a bridge between the industrialized and developing world in the field of cancer research.
5. Will seek to create multidisciplinary educational programs that combine humanities and sciences and launch Global Collaborative Cancer Studies, for the purpose of overcoming health disparities among different countries and regions and building mutually complementary long-term partnerships.
6. Encourage cooperation and collaboration among Asian federations that are engaged in efforts to promote the treatment of cancer.
October 29, 2011
Nagoya, Japan