The WHO Global Dialogue was part of the informal process leading up to the United Nations General Assembly Third High-Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases in September 2018. It was co-organized by the World Health Organization and the Government of Denmark and supported by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Diabetes Foundation, the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers and Associations, the World Economic Forum and the NCD Alliance.
To enhance innovation at the Global Dialogue, a Youth Innovation Lab hosted 20 young talents from around the world in a 4-day creative process. The outcome was five ideas to help close the financing gap for NCD responses, two of which were presented to Global Dialogue delegates at the meeting’s conclusion. All five ideas are available online; the global network of aspiring NCD-leaders behind these ideas will continue to work on realising them in the months ahead.
The Youth Innovation Lab was co-organised by the World Diabetes Foundation, the International Federation of Medical Students Associations (IFMSA), NCD Child, Young Professionals Chronic Disease Network and NCD Free.