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1 REPORT: We Can, We Should, We Will Conquer Cancer New York City June, 18-21 2011 Shela Putri Sundawa Global Cancer Ambassador for Indonesia

2 Overview Background of the meeting Objective of the meeting Pre-Meeting Meeting: Agenda Post-Meeting Expected outcome

3 Background of the Meeting This meeting is organized and fully sponsored by American Cancer Society (ACS) The reason why they organized the meeting is the upcoming United Nations High Level Meeting (UN HLM) on Non Communicable Diseases on September, 19-20 2011 which is very important in determining the fate of NCD in the world As we know, NCD consists of: cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease

4 NCD is know the leading cause of death in the world

5 Among all NCD, cancer is projected to be the leading cause of death from 2008-2030

6 What about Indonesia?

7 Cause of Death in Indonesia

8 We need to change this!

9 Objective To make cancer a health priority in each country and globally

10 Pre-Meeting Selection held by American Cancer Society for seeking of Global Cancer Ambassador and journalist representative in each country The selection is based on leadership role in civil society cancer control in each ambassador and journalist home country Representative from Indonesia: – Ambassador: Shela Putri Sundawa, CIMSA – Journalist: Tikwan Raya Siregar, Inside Sumatera

11 Meeting





16 First Agenda: The UN HLM What is the UN High-Level Meeting? High-profile meeting to discuss non- communicable diseases Will discuss strategies to address rising rate of NCD-related deaths worldwide Expected to focus on galvanizing action at many levels through multi-sectoral approaches Generate global commitment and momentum The UN HLM will produce an outcome docouments

17 What is the Outcome Document? End product of High-level Meeting States agreed conclusions, commitments to action, and targets Negotiated before the meeting, mostly finalized by September 2011

18 What is the role of Global Cancer Ambassador? Global Cancer Ambassadors are meeting with UN missions to share their stories and put forward specific recommendations (done in June, 20th) Advocate the governments for high level attendance & action Mobilize public support of the issue

19 Second Agenda: The Power of Grassroots Volunteers are heart of the movement Global Cancer Ambassador could build volunteer program based on cancer story First, GCA should collect cancer stories. Then they could start a volunteer program What kind of program? A countinuing program; and media should aware of it. Media is the best place to start campaign

20 The best program is a unique program that will make people notice it easily Example: collecting signature on the bus, so when the bus moves everyone can see it

21 Third Agenda: Advocacy The important issue for UN is global issue and global related issue NCD is not only health issue because it has impact in economic and development as well Economy: – according to World Economic Forum chronic disease are among one of the three greatest risk to the global economy, due to escalating cost of care, threat to productivity from death and disability, an the effects of cost on household impoverishment. – Cancer takes the greatest global financial toll of any disease

22 Development: – NCDs are a serious threat to the health of people in developing countries: 63% of all deaths in the world are due to NCDs – The NCD epidemic is growing faster in the poorest developing countries. The poorest people are more likely to smoke and often spend more on tobacco than on education, health and clothing combined

23 – NCDs hold back the attainment of MDGs in developing countries. Particularly Goal 1 (Eradicate extreme hunger and poverty) and the health-related Goals (Reduce child mortality, Improve maternal health, and Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases) – National policies in sectors other than health have a major bearing on the risk factors for NCDs

24 GCA was scheduled to meet UN mission in NY on June, 20th. Prior to the meeting GCA should have understood the ask that further can be put in zero draft of UN HLM on NCD There are to main asks: 1.Tobacco control: accelerate the implementation of the WHO FCTC (Framework Convention on Tobacco Control) to achieve world free from tobacco by 2040 2.Comprehensive cancer and NCD control Increase access to affordable drugs and technologies for cancer and other NCDs. Provision of affordable HBV and HPV vaccines, as appropriate; access to resource appropriate organized early detection programs for breast and cervical cancer; access to essential medicines and technologies and provision of pain relief for end-of-life care

25 Fifth Agenda: Mission Meeting The result of the meeting of GCA from Indonesia is positive The UN mission is very supportive in our 2 asks. However for the first ask, Indonesian government has not been agreed yet to ratify FCTC. There are 173 countries in this world who has ratified FCTC. But for Indonesia...  The ministry of foreign affair and ministry of health are infavour with our first ask but ministry of trade, agriculture, and social walfare are against!

26 It might be due to the strong lobby from cigarrete company in Indonesia to the government. They insists that cigarrete company is one of the most important support for Indonesia economy since they employ a lot of people and they pay a lot of tax The second ask is fully supported by the government since Indonesian government has looked forward to do so

27 So until now, tobacco control is still very hard including in Indonesia (or especially in Indonesia?). Because: 1.It is old news 2.Smoking is personal business 3.There are only few strong tobacco control 4.The multinational tobacco companies have controlled the playing field

28 Post-Meeting What to do next? Keep in contact with the Mission Meet with Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Health to follow up from New York City Meeting Advocate for participation of your Head of State/Government in the HLM Help make a final push on the 10 NCD Alliance Outcomes – and specific cancer asks Seek inclusion of rep. on National Delegation

29 Form National NCD-related alliances Empower other NGOs – educate about national and international processes Write a joint op-ed on asks Visual advocacy stunt – marches, ribbons, etc Do a document with the asks – get signatories and hand to Government

30 Write op-ed about: – Meeting with UN mission – Importance of UN High Level Meeting – Asks of Government Pitch NYC story to existing Journalist contacts Cultivate relationship with Global Journalists – give them what they need Highlight this issue at any major health conferences Use social media: – Tweet/Post your photos and story – Follow – Check out

31 So we are now facing so many things to do, if you’re interested in this issue and would like to be involved in, please contact : Shela Putri Sundawa Email:

32 THANK YOU With UN Mission

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