World Cancer Day

A campaign directly aligned with global advocacy

In 2008, UICC developed the World Cancer Declaration as a tool to help bring the growing cancer crisis to the attention of government leaders and health policymakers. The 11 Declaration targets, designed to significantly reduce the global cancer burden by 2020, have served as the basis for UICC recommendations to the World Health Organization (WHO). The Declaration, with more than 500,000 signatories, has also been instrumental in generating political will for cancer control targets both at UN and grassroots levels. 

The 11 Declaration targets provide the strategic direction for the World Cancer Day campaign.

To learn more about World Cancer Day, please visit the World Cancer Day website.