In order to develop the WHO Global Diabetes Compact with diverse inputs from global diabetes experts and non-state actors, the WHO Department of Noncommunicable Diseases (NCD) convened two meetings: Expert consultation to develop a WHO Global Diabetes Compact, 7–8 October 2020 Stakeholder consultation to develop a WHO Global Diabetes Compact, 14 October 2020 A third workshop was co-convened by the Department for Regulation and Prequalification and the NCD Department: Workshop on Access for Everybody: improving availability and affordability of insulin and associated devices, 21–25 September 2020; a report of this workshop has been published. On 7–8 October 2020, WHO’s NCD Department convened twenty experts in diabetes from around the world, and people living with diabetes including regional advisers to a meeting to seek specific recommendations on the development of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact. Forty global stakeholder organizations, representing NGOs, youth and professional associations, global health partnerships and industry federations, participated in the consultation, selected based on area of expertise. Discussions focused on how stakeholders represented at the meeting could contribute to the goals of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact.

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