Promoting cancer in global health and development agendas.
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World Cancer Declaration
About our advocacy work

UICC unites the cancer community through our members and partners to reduce the global cancer burden and drive forward the Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) agenda. Building on the inclusion of NCDs into Agenda 2030 and the World Cancer Declaration UICC is working to integrate effective cancer control into existing health services and development plans. We are working towards ensuring all countries have strong health systems to deliver effective and comprehensive patient-centred care which is responsive to population-based cancer registries.

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The importance of the advocacy work

"We are proud to call ourselves one of the first partners of UICC. UICC called on our expertise in the area of cancer prevention for the global advocacy campaign. Together, UICC and its members have successfully placed cancer on the global stage, putting the cancer community in position for even greater success in the years to come.”

Dr Kate Allen, Director, Science and Communications

"Accurate and timely diagnosis is the first enemy of cancer, as it clips its potential from the outset and halts it from invading and conquering the whole body. Unfortunately, many cancer patients, especially in the developing world, do not have this safety net, and are completely exposed to cancer’s advances without any checks. We need a robust cancer resolution that encourages fast improvements in early detection and diagnosis through a clear and urgent health system response."

HRH Princess Dina Mired
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Key advocacy initiatives

World Cancer Declaration Progress Report 2016

The 1000-strong UICC membership have worked collectively to create the World Cancer Declaration Progress Report 2016, providing a unique civil society perspective on national successes and major challenges that remain to realise the Declaration targets, with perspectives from 113 countries.


Advocacy Toolkit

The 2nd edition of the UICC Advocacy Toolkit ‘Galvanizing Efforts To Achieve The World Cancer Declaration Targets’.

Let us call for national action from global commitments made through the 2017 . Add your voice: www.uicc.org/CancerResolution

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The 2016 Annual Report was developed with digital consumption in mind
1 June 2017
  • Convening
  • Capacity building
  • Advocacy

Annual Report now available

We are pleased to share the 2016 UICC Annual Report – a wonderful snapshot of another year of progress for UICC and its community of members and partners.

31 May 2017
  • Advocacy
  • Networks

World No Tobacco Day 2017

Beating tobacco for health, prosperity, the environment and national development

WHA69 - UICC Side Event on Cancer Control
30 May 2017
  • Advocacy
  • Members
  • Networks

World Health Assembly endorses important NCD interventions

Tuesday 30 May 2017 - Geneva, Switzerland: Today the 70th World Health Assembly adopted a resolution endorsing an updated list of evidence-based and cost-effective interventions for the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). 

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24 May 2017
  • Advocacy
  • Networks

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus from Ethiopia elected as new WHO Director-General

23 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland - Today the Member States of the World Health Organization (WHO) elected Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as the new Director-General of WHO.

Istanbul University Oncology Institute, Turkey
22 May 2017
  • Advocacy
  • Members
  • Networks

2017 WHA cancer resolution: From global commitment to national action

30 May 2017, Geneva, Switzerland – Today, health leaders from across the world reaffirmed cancer control as a critical health and development priority as they adopted a new cancer resolution at the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva.

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22 May 2017
  • Advocacy
  • Networks

70th World Health Assembly: Live Update

Rolling summary of events surrounding the 70th World Health Assembly (WHA). For immediate updates please follow @UICC @NCDAlliance #WHA70 on Twitter.