University of David
“We should encourage individuals to make the smart choices that will protect their health. Exercise, eat well, limit alcohol consumption and stop smoking,” he continued, stressing that if the world came together to tackle non-communicable diseases, “we can do more than heal individuals — we can safeguard our very future”. The Secretary-General urged delegations to give the Political Declaration meaning through multiple, concerted and tough actions. “An excellent foundation […], we must act together to carry out its provisions and bring non-communicable diseases into our broader global health and development agenda,” he declared.