An overview of the advocacy resources available on uicc.org and our network websites.
A guide to some of our key advocacy resources

The adoption in May 2013 of global commitments for non-communicable disease (NCD) control provides the framework for meeting the ambitious target of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs by 2025. Advocacy aims to address the major challenge civil society and other stakeholders have in holding governments accountable for these commitments through evidence-based, action-oriented messaging.

World Cancer Declaration Progress Report 2016


Building on the Global NCD Action Plan (2013-2020) agreed by Member States at the World Health Assembly in May 2013, the global cancer community has identified a set of immediate actions for all stakeholders, in particular governments, to advance progress towards the 9 World Cancer Declaration targets and the overarching goal.

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.

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Advocacy toolkit


The advocacy toolkit includes key messages and evidence to support advocacy and practical tools for strengthening advocacy, including: 

  • How Members and Partners can use the World Cancer Declaration
  • A Series of 11 Evidence Sheets to support Advocacy around the World Cancer Declaration Targets
  • A Guide for Advocacy to Mainstream Cancer in the Post-2015 Agenda
  • A Guide to Creating a Strong Foundation for Cancer Advocacy
  • Working in Partnerships to Strengthen Advocacy
  • Working with the Media
  • Monitoring and Evaluating Advocacy

Human rights briefing

Developing a rights-based approach to cancer control advocacy

Despite a growing recognition of health as a human right, cancer and other non-communicable disease receive little mention in the Unoited Nations framework for human rights. Cancer is, however, a public health and a human rights issue. 

UICC has produced a  human rights briefing that puts forward ways of exploring a rights-based approach to cancer control, focusing on standard setting, awareness raising and holding UN Member States to account.