The Ninth Meeting of the United Nations Interagency Task Force on the Prevention and Control of Non-communicable Diseases was held in Geneva, 9-10 October, 2017. Hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO), the meeting was attended by 20 UN agencies and other member organizations including UNU-IIGH. Members reviewed the summary of the Eighth Task Force Meeting (21-23 February 2017) and while noting that many areas of action had progressed, agreed that future summaries would benefit from a reduction in the number of action points. The Task Force received updates from the following global joint programmes: (i) Be He@lthy, Be Mobile; (ii) cervical cancer; (iii) the joint cancer programme; (iv) NCD governance; (v) FCTC 2030; and (v) FCTC2030. It discussed extensively tobacco control, global action plan on physical activity 2018-2030, and future strategic directions. UNU-IIGH was represented by Deputy Director, Dr Obijiofor Aginam who shared the Institute’s recent activities on NCDs including the outputs from the international conference on “Obesity Crisis in Southeast Asia”. The official report of the meeting is accessible on the WHO website.