Convening the global cancer control community through our keystone events.

In parallel to targeted local and regional activities, one of our focus areas is to convene members, partners and leaders to encourage collaboration and new thinking.

Our Convening activities

C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge

C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge’ is a truly multi-sectoral initiative through which all city stakeholders will be engaged in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions.


World Cancer Congress

A biennial event, the World Cancer Congress serves as a platform for discourse and advocacy as well as a learning and sharing opportunity for our members and partners around the world.  


World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is the one singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. It takes place every year on 4 February.


 World Cancer Leaders' Summit

The World Cancer Leaders’ Summit is a major annual high-level policy meeting dedicated exclusively to furthering global cancer control.

Our upcoming events
World Cancer Day 2018 Campaign launch

Facebook Live video

View the official World Cancer Day 2018 campaign launch, which took place on Facebook Live this past 5 September for a first look at the new campaign materials, a demo of some of the new website features, details of the new social media activity in 2018 and tips to get all our supporters inspired and ready.

Follow World Cancer Day on Twitter | Facebook | Instagram.

World Cancer Day 2018 Campaign Toolkit

This toolkit is designed to give guidance to individual supporters and cancer organisations on what can be done to mark this important day, and includes ideas to help spread the word this World Cancer Day.


The Campaign Toolkit is available in English, French, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.

Quotes from our event participants

About World Cancer Day

"It was a wonderful experience for us (staff and students at CPUT) and we have learnt a lot about how to offer such activities in the future. We received very positive feedback and the activities were a success in many aspects...You will see that we used the World Cancer Day materials - sincere thanks for that.”

Penelope Engel-Hills

About the World Cancer Congress

“The 2016 World Cancer Congress was without doubt the best conference I have ever attended. It was outstanding in so many ways: amazing content, exceptional speakers, a good choice of topics, inspiring presentations and a great opportunity to network with diverse organisations and industry leaders around the globe.

I am extremely proud to be a member of UICC, and I remain committed and inspired to ‘Stop Cancer Now’ in my country and region.”

Carl Niamatali, President
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Latest convening news
NCDA Forum 2017
8 December 2017

Global NCD Alliance Forum 2017

UICC will be attending the 2nd Global NCD Alliance Forum on 9-11 December, 2017, in Sharjah, UAE under the theme Stepping up the pace on NCDs: making 2018 count providing a prime opportunity to unite and mobilise NCD civil society ahead of the 2018 UN High-level Meeting on NCDs.

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7 December 2017

New opportunity for UICC members and partners to work with cities to improve cancer care

At the close of the 2017 World Cancer Leaders' Summit in Mexico City, UICC launched a call to action, inviting cities with populations greater than one million to join a new multisectoral initiative - C/Can 2025: City Cancer Challenge - designed to support cities to take the lead in the design, planning and implementation of cancer treatment solutions. 

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6 December 2017

‘Leadership in Action’ meeting for UICC members in Latin America during the 2017 WCLS

The ‘Leadership in Action: Cancer control in Latin America’ meeting brought together 43 senior executives from 19 countries on Monday 13 November, at the 2017 World Cancer Leaders’ Summit in Mexico City, Mexico.