Global Action

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Over the last seven years, UICC has united the cancer community to position cancer prevention, early detection, treatment, and care in the global health and development agenda. Now, with the inclusion of cancer and non-communicable diseases in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the adoption of the 2017 cancer resolution at the World Health Assembly, we are working with global actions to see these commitments implemented as part of the 'Treatment for All' campaign.

As we look forward to 2025, and as discussions around universal health coverage (UHC) grow and take shape, we are working to champion equitable access to treatment and care for cancer to help achieve the global goal of a 25% reduction in premature mortality from NCDs. This is essential given the growing burden of cancer globally, and its impacts on individuals, families, communities and countries. 

Read on below to find out more about the current and recent global advocacy activities such as:

Get involved

In the run up to key meetings the UICC team works closely with our members and partners like the NCD Alliance to help mobilise a global movement to make the most of this opportunity. 

Throughout this process there will be a number of opportunities for UICC member and other cancer organisations to get involved, particularly through active advocacy with your national policy makers. For more information please contact the Advocacy team at

Last update

Monday 11 February 2019

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