In early 2020, following a consultation with our network, and with a view to the fourth UN HLM on NCDs in 2025, NCDA identified 5 key gaps to advancing progress on NCDs. At the 3rd Global NCD Alliance Forum, NCDA launched a discussion paper ‘Bridging the Gap on NCDs: From global promises to local progress’ and compass to guide civil society to identify opportunities and help bridge those gaps, namely Accountability, Investment, Leadership, Community Engagement and Care.

The third edition of the Global Week for Action on NCDs took place in September 2020, and marked a shift in campaign approach. The refreshed campaign draws on the outrage, energy, inspiration and determination generated since its first year, retaining the same goals set in 2018 and same vision of an inclusive, people-centered, rights-based and culturally sensitive campaign while adding a dose of action-oriented optimism.

From 7-13 September 2020, the third Global Week for Action on NCDs focused on ACCOUNTABILITY, reaching more than 11 million people, thanks to thousands of NCD change-makers in more than 130 countries.