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World Diabetes Day

14th November, 2020

In 2019, 1 in 11 people worldwide will have diabetes. The figure published by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) in the 9th edition of its Diabetes Atlas (2019) represents exactly 463 million people worldwide. This reflects an increase in associated risk factors such as being overweight or obese. Over the past decade, diabetes prevalence has risen faster in low and middle-income countries than in high-income countries.

In 2007 General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/61/225 designating 14 November as World Diabetes Day. The document recognized "the urgent need to pursue multilateral efforts to promote and improve human health, and provide access to treatment and health-care education."

The resolution also encouraged Member States to develop national policies for the prevention, treatment and care of diabetes in line with the sustainable development of their health-care systems.

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