Princess Lalla Salma at the UN Meeting on NCDs in New York
Princess Lalla Salma attended the opening of the high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs), a meeting marked by the speeches of the President of the 66th General Assembly session, the UN Secretary General, the WHO Secretary General and Princess Dina Mired of Jordan, Director General of King Hussein Foundation, who addressed the meeting in her capacity as representative of the civil society. The meeting will address the means to prevent and control NCDs worldwide with a special focus on the social and economic challenges in developing countries.
HRH Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Association for the Fight Against Cancer (ALSLC), and also Goodwill Ambassador for the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Honorary President of the Alliance of Eastern Mediterranean NGOs for the Fight Against Cancer, leads the Moroccan delegation to this important event that is held within the framework of the 66th UN General Assembly.
On Tuesday, the Princess hosted a reception on the occasion of the UN General Assembly’s high-level meeting. The reception was notably attended by Princesses Ghida Talal and Dina Mired of Jordan, Chairwoman and Director General of the King Hussein Cancer Foundation respectively, Princess Ghida in this context expressed her admiration for the commendable action of Princess Lalla Salma. The Chairman of the UN General Assembly, Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, the Maldives Vice President Mohamed Waheed, Togolese Prime Minister Gilbert Houngbo, as well as several Foreign and Health Ministers, Ambassadors, senior officials from the UN and the World Health Organisation were also in attendance.
On the occasion Lalla Salma announced in a delivered speech that Morocco will host in a January a symposium to examine the means to fight cancer. The event will be an opportunity to ponder on issues relating to cancer, the Princess also in her speech made a formal call for the setting up of a global fund for cancer prevention and treatment, following the example of the global fund to fight AIDS, she stressed the need to help needy patients face those long-term diseases and promote access to treatment. She commended the UN’s initiative to hold a high-level meeting on NCDs with a view to ponder on the means to prevent and control these long-term diseases.Filed under Jordanian Royals, Moroccan Royals
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