Cancer resolution

Call for national action following the WHA adoption of a cancer resolution

On Tuesday, 30 May, 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.

To bring global-to-national commitments raised in the cancer resolution into the public space, we count on the support of our members, partners, networks and key stakeholders to use this momentum to drive national action following the resolution’s adoption.

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The 2017 cancer resolution aligns with both the globally agreed NCD targets and action plan, and the sustainable development goals (SDGs), which is key for making sure that cancer is part of the emerging dialogue on universal health coverage. The 2017 resolution provides cancer-specific guidance to Member States across the care continuum. Now, we are calling for action on the health systems response, specifically, population-based, holistic approaches to programmes and the expansion and scale up of diagnosis, treatment and care services so that no one is left behind.

To make it as easy as possible for you to support and add your voice to this call for action, UICC has created this communications package providing materials that can be used by you as it is or tailored to fit your own national agenda and your own organisational focus, and disseminated within your social media networks and across your communication channels. We also encourage you to share this package within your own networks and encourage more organisations to add their voice.

The communications package - available in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese - includes:

  • A press release
  • A social media toolkit
  • A series of images to be used as supporting imagery for social media posts
  • A template to create your own quote
  • Frequently Asked Questions
Quote by Sanchia Aranda, CEO of Cancer Council Australia and UICC President

For more information on the cancer resolution, tune in to Dr Julie Torode, Deputy CEO and Advocacy and Networks Director on the available recorded webinar.

We will soon be sharing further next steps for action following the cancer resolution. In the meantime, please contact UICC's advocacy team via to find out more about the resolution and how you can support it.

Last update: 
Thursday 29 March 2018