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WHO Goodwill Ambassador For SDGs Calls On Civil Society To Be ‘Less Civil’ At U.N. Hearing On NCDs

Health Policy Watch: Civil Society Called Upon To Be ‘Less Civil’ At U.N. Interactive Hearing On NCDs
“…Civil society made many recommendations to the U.N. and heads of state at the Interactive Hearing on NCDs in the areas of scaling up prevention and control, financing, promoting multi-sectoral partnerships, and ensuring political leadership and accountability. Amid these recommendations, one counter-recommendation to civil society stood out. James Chau, renowned broadcaster in China, writer, and WHO goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and health addressed the audience, saying, ‘Civil society, with respect, can you please be a little less civil?’…” (Branigan, 7/10).