Calling the World to Action on Diabetes: An Advocacy Toolkit is a guide by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) that bridges global to local diabetes advocacy through information, guidance and key tools and resources. The toolkit provides an overview of the upcoming United Nations High-Level Summit on Non-Communicable Diseases, practical guidance on effective advocacy and campaigning and useful downloadable resources such as sample letters, press releases, downloadable media such as podcasts and PowerPoint presentations, key messages and sound bites and other advocacy publications.

The advocacy toolkit includes the International Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of People with Diabetes. The charter sets out the rights as well as the responsibilities of people with diabetes in terms of care, information and education and social justice. It represents the gold standard to which all countries and people can aspire. IDF hopes the charter will raise awareness of the rights of people with diabetes, inspire collective action to tackle the stigma and discrimination that many people with diabetes face, and prove to be a powerful advocacy tool for the global diabetes community.

Click here to access the PDF of Calling the World to Action on Diabetes: An Advocacy Toolkit.

Click here to access the PDF of the International Charter of Rights and Responsibilities of People with Diabetes.

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