Jeff Meer's Blog – August 2011 Archive (3)

CGD Podcast with Bill Savedoff on Why Global Tobacco Control Matters

For those tracking the preparations for the UN High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) September 19 -20, very few issues loom larger than tobacco control and implementation of the UN Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (UNFCTC).  THE UNFCTC is one of the first efforts by the world body to change the course of the NCD epidemic, in… Continue

Added by Jeff Meer on August 24, 2011 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Invitations to the UN High Level Meeting on NCDs

At long last, the United Nations has released a list of 248 organizations from 48 nations that are accredited to attend the UN High Level Meeting (HLM) on non communicable diseases (NCDs) during September 19-20, 2011.  Nonprofits, academic institutions, corporations, and religious organizations submitted their requests by April 15, and four months later, the lucky ones selected each now have the chance to nominate two…

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Added by Jeff Meer on August 18, 2011 at 2:14pm — No Comments

United Nations NCD Negotiations Stall

As has been widely reported, including here and here, negotiations at the United Nations have stalled over an "outcomes document" that is to be approved by a High Level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) in New York on September 20.  Negotiations that were to have been concluded by now…

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Added by Jeff Meer on August 15, 2011 at 1:34pm — No Comments

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