A Pre-Forum Youth Workshop will be organized on 7-8 December 7-8, 2017 ahead of the 2nd Global NCD Alliance Forum (December 9-11), in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates on the theme of Stepping up the pace on NCDs: making 2018 count. The Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017 will be held by the NCD Alliance in partnership with local host organization – Friends of Cancer Patients (FoCP) and under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammed Al-Qasimi, Wife of the Ruler of Sharjah, Founder and Royal Patron of Friends of Cancer Patients, International Ambassador of the World Cancer Declaration for Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), International Ambassador for Childhood Cancer for UICC and Patron of the First Global NCD Alliance Forum.
The pre-Forum workshop aims to support the meaningful engagement of youth advocates in the Forum proceedings and the global NCD movement. Youth delegates (ages 30 and below) from across the world will work together to enrich and energize civil society advocacy activities leading up to the 2018 UN High-level Meeting on NCDs.
Limited travel grants are available, and applications close September 1.