Due to their profound impact on individuals’ and communities’ social and economic wellbeing, mental, neurological, and substance use disorders (MNS disorders) are gaining worldwide attention. According to this article from Medical News Today, the United Nations plans to hold a United Nations General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) to focus on these disorders as a central development issue.
The article points three areas of action that need urgent investment. The goals are to improve access to evidence-based sets of care to treat disorders, to realize the human rights commitment on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities and to broaden the knowledge of disorders.
According to the experts, “Securing the commitment of a majority of governments for a UNGASS will require a concerted effort from the diverse group of stakeholders concerned with MNS disorders.”
By joining together, the United Nations aims to reduce the burden of these disorders on the community.
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