Formed in 2010, YP-CDN has already accomplished a tremendous amount, thanks to its passionate and dedicated members.
2011 successes incude:
- YP-CDN contributed to the Rio+20 conference.
- YP-CDN hosted the first Youth Rally on NCDs opposite the UN during the High-level Meeting.
- YP-CDN was invited to plenary and round table sessions at the UN High-level Meeting on NCDs at the UN General Assembly in New York.
- Along with AYUDA, YP-CDN organized a Youth Forum.
- Along with the World Heart Federation, YP-CDN organized a High-level Ministerial meeting on mental health as the missing NCD.
- Along the Healthy Caribbean Coalition, YP-CDN organized the event: Mobile phones and social media in the response to NCDs.
- Along with the Institute of Medicine, YP-CDN published key articles on the preparing public health leaders in the journal Global Heart.
- YP-CDN participated in combining the NCD and HIV/AIDS civil society movements to petition for a successful UN High-level Meeting on NCDs. Shiba Phurailatpam, Director of the Asia-Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS, said, "The union of the NCD and HIV civil society movements represents a watershed moment in global health and strengthens global calls to action for a strong UN summit on NCDs. "People died during long and hard-won battles for access to HIV/AIDS medicines; we will not stand by and allow this to happen again for people suffering from cancer, diabetes and heart disease."
- The Commonwealth Secretariat, along with UK leaders of YP-CDN, released a video that targets NCD risk in young people.
- YP-CDN delegates present at the United Nations Civil Society Hearing on NCDs.
- YP-CDN delegates made high-level interventions at the World Health Assembly in Geneva.
- Nalini Saligram, with YP-CDN member Sandeep Kishore, wrote an article for the Huffington Post on the social justice issue of NCDs.
- Knowledge Ecology International, Medecins Sans Frontieres, Oxfam, Third World Network, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines, and YP-CDN published recommendations on access to medicines for NCDs.
- YP-CDN delegates presented a Youth Manifesto on NCD recommendations in Moscow during the WHO Global Forum.
- The NCD Action Network, a youth-driven social movement, launched.
- The first YP-CDN meeting occured during Bottom Billions conference at Harvard University. More than 50 students, professionals, and young people from around the world participated in the meeting.